CHAPTER 627

FORMERLY SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 22

PROCLAIMING JUNE 20 TO JUNE 26 AS NURSING HOME WEEK, AND URGING ALL RESIDENTS TO SHOW CONCERN FOR THE ILL AND ELDERLY RESIDING IN SUCH HOMES.

WHEREAS, licensed nursing homes and related facilities in our state are providing dedicated, concerned care to our aged and ill; and

WHEREAS, these long-term care facilities have assumed a leading role in upgrading the standards of services for these elderly, chronically ill and convalescent persons; and

WHEREAS, member homes of the American Nursing Home Association and the Delaware Nursing Home Association, and their staffs in this state are providing the highest quality care for their patients, as exemplified in their theme "Nursing Homes: We Care", for National Nursing Home Week, June 20 to June 26; and

WHEREAS, many of these homes are holding open houses on Father's Day, June 20.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor of the State of Delaware, as attested by his signature appended hereto, that the 126th General Assembly recognizes June 20 through June 26 as National Nursing Home Week.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Delawareans are urged to show their concern for the care and treatment rendered to the ill and elderly patients, by visiting nursing homes this Father's Day.

Approved June 19, 1971.