CHAPTER 663

FORMERLY SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 42

PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF MAY 14-21 AS NURSING HOME WEEK AND URGING RESIDENTS OF DELAWARE TO SHOW CONCERN FOR THOSE ELDERLY AND ILL 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 health care facilities have assumed a leading role in upgrading the standards of services for these elderly, chronically ill and convalescent persons; and

WHEREAS, members 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, May 14-21; and

WHEREAS, many of these homes are holding open houses on Mother's Day, May 14.

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that the week of May 14-21 is hereby proclaimed as Nursing Home Week and a request is made that all Delawareans shown their concern about the elderly and ill by visiting a patient in a nursing home this Mother's Day.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be made a part of the Journals of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and that copies be forwarded to the American Nursing Home Association and the Delaware Nursing Home Association.

Approved May 10, 1972.