STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the nursing homes and related long-term health care facilities in our State are dedicated to providing high quality health care for many of our older citizens; and
WHEREAS, the nursing home profession has assumed a leading role in upgrading standards of care and improving nursing-professional services; and
WHEREAS, nursing homes and related long-term health care facilities are a vital and needed part of the health care system in our State; and
WHEREAS, nursing home patients and residents need to be reminded that their fellow citizens are concerned for their health and welfare; and
WHEREAS, member facilities of the Delaware Association of Nursing Homes, Inc., are sponsoring many activities in observance of National Nursing Home Week, beginning May 13, 1973, with a theme of "WE CARE";
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim May 18, 1973, as
NURSING HOME DAY IN DELAWARE
and urge all residents to join in this observance and to show encouragement and recognition for the services nursing homes and related long-term health care facilities perform.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 16th day of May
(GREAT SEAL) in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-seventh.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, Governor
Attest : ROBERT H. REED, Secretary of State