H.J.Res. 139 (103rd): To designate the periods commencing on November 28, 1993, and ending on December 4, 1993, and commencing ...

...on November 27, 1994, and ending on December 3, 1994, as “National Home Care Week”.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Mar 09, 1993 (Introduced).

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HJ 139 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 139

To designate the periods commencing on November 28, 1993, and ending on December 4, 1993, and commencing on November 27, 1994, and ending on December 3, 1994, as ‘National Home Care Week’.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 9, 1993

Mrs. LLOYD (for herself and Mr. FISH) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service


JOINT RESOLUTION

To designate the periods commencing on November 28, 1993, and ending on December 4, 1993, and commencing on November 27, 1994, and ending on December 3, 1994, as ‘National Home Care Week’.

Whereas organized home care services to the elderly and disabled have existed in the United States since the last quarter of the 18th century;

Whereas home care is an effective and economical alternative to unnecessary institutionalization;

Whereas caring for the ill and disabled in their homes places emphasis on the dignity and independence of the individual receiving these services;

Whereas since the enactment of the medicare home care program, which provides coverage for skilled nursing services, physical therapy, speech therapy, social services, occupational therapy, and home health aide services, the number of home care agencies in the United States providing these services has increased from fewer than 1,275 to more than 12,000; and

Whereas many private and charitable organizations provide these and similar services to millions of individuals each year preventing, postponing, and limiting the need for them to become institutionalized to receive these services: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the periods commencing on November 28, 1993, and ending on December 4, 1993, and commencing on November 27, 1994, and ending on December 3, 1994, are designated as ‘National Home Care Week’, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such weeks with appropriate ceremonies and activities.