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SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___





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     A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Legislative Council to assign the topic of wages, benefits, and working conditions of persons who provide in-home care and related services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities to a committee for further study during the interim.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Legislative Council to assign the topic of wages, benefits, and working conditions of persons who provide in-home care and related services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities to a committee for further study during the interim.

     Whereas, tens of thousands of senior citizens and persons with disabilities receive in-home care financed through the CHOICE and Medicaid waiver programs;

    Whereas, the quality of the care and the safety of the residents that receive the care is directly affected by the quality of the workforce that delivers the care;

    Whereas, in-home care workers often work long hours for low wages, few benefits, little or no health insurance, and in poor working conditions;

    Whereas, the demand for in-home care and related community services continues to grow and are vital to sustaining the health and well-being of families that are caring for loved ones and breadwinners who must do double duty as caregivers; and


     Whereas, the growth of a quality system of in-home care and related community based services is in the best interest of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, in-home care workers, in-home care providers, tax payers, and the state; Therefore:

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the Legislative Council is urged to assign the topic of wages, benefits, and working conditions of persons who provide in-home care and related services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities to a committee for further study during the interim

    SECTION 2. That the committee, if established, shall operate under the direction of the legislative council, and that the committee shall issue a final report when directed to do so by the council.