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ACR-28 National Caregivers Day.(2021-2022)

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Revised  February 18, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Concurrent Resolution
No. 28


Introduced by Assembly Member Calderon
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Bauer-Kahan, Bennett, Berman, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Bonta, Burke, Carrillo, Cervantes, Chau, Chiu, Choi, Cooley, Cooper, Cunningham, Megan Dahle, Davies, Flora, Fong, Friedman, Gabriel, Cristina Garcia, Gipson, Lorena Gonzalez, Gray, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kiley, Lackey, Lee, Levine, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Nguyen, O’Donnell, Petrie-Norris, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Reyes, Luz Rivas, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Seyarto, Smith, Stone, Ting, Valladares, Villapudua, Voepel, Waldron, Ward, Wicks, and Wood)

February 10, 2021


Relative to National Caregivers Day.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 28, as introduced, Calderon. National Caregivers Day.
This measure would recognize February 19, 2021, as National Caregivers Day and express gratitude to caregivers for their unwavering commitment to the care of their clients and families especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, National Caregivers Day was founded by the Providers Association for Home Health and Hospice Agencies in 2015; and
WHEREAS, National Caregivers Day was first observed on February 19, 2016, and is annually observed on the third Friday in February; and
WHEREAS, Professional caregivers, who number nearly 4,600,000 in the United States, and family caregivers who are estimated at 44,000,000 by the American Association of Retired Persons, are lifelines to millions of Americans who need assistance with medical, personal and end-of-life care; and
WHEREAS, Caregiving has been proclaimed the ultimate form of love and respect, and as a state and country, we should support and demonstrate our gratitude for caregivers and their role in fulfilling an individual’s desire to remain at home; and
WHEREAS, The home care industry is among the fastest growing health care industries in our state and nation and frontline caregivers are essential in the fight against COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, Caregivers have stepped up to the challenge of COVID-19, not only caring for their clients, but also risking their own personal health and safety while doing so; and
WHEREAS, Home care workers allow families to stay together at home safely, and with dignity, as they age; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes February 19, 2021, as National Caregiver Day to recognize caregivers across the United States whose compassionate care enables millions of Americans who are aging or who have a disability to remain as independent as possible in their own homes; and be it further
Resolved, That the California Legislature expresses its gratitude to caregivers for their unwavering commitment to the care of their clients and families especially during the COVID-19 pandemic; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
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