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Full Text of HR0082  102nd General Assembly

HR0082 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, February 19 marks the National Caregivers Day
3holiday for 2021; created in 2015, this holiday serves to
4recognize caregivers across the country whose compassionate
5care enables millions of Americans who are aging or who have a
6disability to remain as independent as possible in their own
7homes; and
 
8    WHEREAS, Professional caregivers, who number nearly 4.6
9million in the United States, and family caregivers, who are
10estimated at 44 million, are lifelines to millions of
11Americans who need assistance with medical, personal, and end
12of life care; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Caregiving has been proclaimed the ultimate form
14of love and respect, and as a country, we should support and
15demonstrate our gratitude for caregivers and their role in
16fulfilling an individual's desire to remain at home; and
 
17    WHEREAS, The home care industry is among the fastest
18growing healthcare industries in the United States, and the
19Home Care Association Illinois Chapter continuously advocates
20on behalf of our frontline caregivers who have been essential
21in the fight against COVID-19; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, Caregivers have faced the challenge of COVID-19
2by not only caring for their clients but also risking their own
3personal health and safety while doing so; and
 
4    WHEREAS, Home care workers allow families to stay together
5at home safely and with dignity as they age; therefore, be it
 
6    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
7HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
8we declare February 19, 2021 as Illinois Caregiver Day; and be
9it further
 
10    RESOLVED, That we express our gratitude to Illinois
11caregivers for their unwavering commitment to the care of
12their clients and families, especially during the COVID-19
13pandemic; and be it further
 
14    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15delivered to the Governor of Illinois and the Director of the
16Illinois Department of Public Health.