Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) introduced H. Con. Res. 59

by michellerogers on May 13, 2009

H.Con. Res. 59- Supporting goals and ideals of Senior Care giving & Affordability On February 24, 2009,

Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) introduced H. Con. Res. 59 upporting the goals and ideals of Senior Care giving and Affordability. This resolution was referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. This resolution declares the following things:

(1) focuses on learning more about senior care and being prepared to manage the needs of our aging population;

 (2) recognizes caregiving as a profession;

(3) supports the efforts of family caregivers nationwide by encouraging individuals to provide care to family, friends, and neighbors;

 (4) fosters a private home care industry environment that supports enterprise to provide accessible and affordable care giving services to seniors while providing standardized training to paid caregivers that offers opportunity for their continued growth and development;

 (5) studies alternatives to make care giving even more accessible and affordable;

(6) examines and continues to fund current federal programs which address the accessibility and affordability needs of seniors and their family caregivers; and

(7) encourages the Secretary of Health and Human Services to continue working to educate people on the impact of aging and the importance of knowing the options available to meet seniors’ personal needs.

We encourage you to contact your representatives in the House of Representatives regarding co-sponsorship of this resolution. If we, the people are able to show a sufficient level of support for this resolution, this legislation can potentially be voted on the floor of the House of Representatives. This type of consideration could lead to positive national attention on the role of caregivers and care giving and will be another movement to support our seniors with home care options. For more information go to www.homeinstead.com for PR updates or visit www.homeinstead.com/mountainviewca.

Legislative updates by: Hal Daub and Kyle Gilster, Attorneys at Law, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLC, Omaha, NE and Washington, DC

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