Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (09/23/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on September 14, 2009. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Declares that Congress: (1) recognizes caregiving as a profession; (2) supports the private home car industry and the efforts of family caregivers nationwide by encouraging individuals to provide care to family, friends, and neighbors; (3) encourages accessible and affordable care for seniors; (4) reviews federal policies and supports current federal programs which address the needs of seniors and their family caregivers; and (5) 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.