Planning and Response

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Caring for Elders During Disasters Continuum of Care Model: A Guide for Community-Based Planning This guide is the product of an ASPR-funded project to develop a model, information and resources to guide and support local communities in their efforts to develop and sustain a continuum of care for elders during disasters. This document, along with the Step-by-Step Companion Toolkit available as a separate PDF, provide a comprehensive guide to communities for engaging elder care stakeholders in the preparedness, response, and recovery cycles of all-hazards disaster management. The guide includes links to additional resources, and is one of five resources in the Continuum of Care Model. Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles, Sample Templates & Toolkits, Vulnerable Populations
Overview - Hazards Vulnerability Analysis This resource provides an overview of the purpose of a hazards vulnerability analysis and a general overview of the process. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
Weathering the Storm: A Hurricane Planning, Response and Recovery Toolkit Although designed for hospitals, LTC providers may also find this toolkit informative. Developed by the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Hurricane Planning, Response and Recovery Toolkit is designed to assist hospitals in preparing for, responding to and recovering from the potential consequences of a hurricane. The toolkit focuses on sheltering-in-place planning and planning for recovery. It enhances current hospital all-hazards disaster plans and is not to be used in lieu of existing plans, but rather as a primer for a facility preparing for the specific challenges presented by a hurricane. Sample Templates & Toolkits
Help Your Employees Be Prepared - Personal Preparedness This is a link to the page with many resources to help staff of LTC centers be more personally prepared when a disaster hits. Use these resources, plus tools from the American Red Cross, to help your staff be prepared. Training Resources
Webinar Recording - Continuity of Operations and Business Continuity Planning for Long Term Care Facilities This 45-minute webinar recording on Continuity of Operations Planning for Long Term Care is available on the website of the California Association of Health Facilities. Recommendations & Guidance, Training Resources
Continuity of Operations Plan Template for Long Term Care Facilities This template, written for long term care facilities by the California Association of Health Facilities, is designed to assist providers in developing an effective continuity of operations (COOP) plan for emergency scenarios that result in an interruption in services and/or operations. Long term care residents are very vulnerable and rely upon providers to be adequately prepared to safely care for them during emergency events. With appropriate emergency planning, facilities will be able to minimize the loss of life, property and revenue and ensure that essential functions are continued during and after an emergency. A COOP will guide facilities through actions needed to achieve a timely resumption of their normal operations. This COOP template is intended to be used in addition to your Emergency Operations Plan (also known as a Disaster Response or Preparedness Plan) or EOP. Checklist, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Disaster Preparedness Program Resources - California Association of Health Facilities This is a link to the website of the California Association of Health Facilities Disaster Preparedness Program, established in September 2006, with the help of the California Department of Public Health Services (CDPH) and with funding through the Federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). The CAHF-DPP website provides information and tools to assist long-term care facilities determine effective and efficient ways for disaster planning and integration into their Emergency Management Program, where appropriate. The site offers updated information and tools compliant with the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule (implementation date Nov 15, 2017). Checklist, Evacuation Planning, Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Influenza, Preparedness Exercise, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits, Training Resources
National Flood Insurance Program - Location of Participating Communities This page on the FEMA website lists the communities, nationwide, that are part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Select your state, territory or nation to see if your community is listed. For more information about the National Flood Insurance Program, please search "flood" in the search bar of the website. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
National Flood Insurance Program The federal National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers flood insurance to business owners, homeowners, and renters if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. This resource is a link to the NFIP website with information about the National Flood Insurance Program, including a Risk Profile tool and how to find an insurance agent that offers flood insurance. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
ESRD National Coordinating Center for Kidney Community Emergency Response This is a link to the Kidney Community Response page on the website of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center. There are many valuable tools on this site for professionals as well as patients. Evacuation Planning, Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles, Training Resources
Long-Term, Home Health, and Hospice Care Planning Guide for Public Health Emergencies This 280-page Planning Guide focuses on six topic areas identified by stakeholders: situational awareness, continuity of operations, facility or agency operations, crisis standards of care, staffing, and fatality management. Each topic area is addressed using the terminology and the framework outlined in the National Response Plan and the National Response Framework, which are Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) documents prescribing the national response to man-made emergencies and natural disasters. Additionally, each topic area is presented in a manner that allows the user to develop needed sections in a long-term, home health, or hospice care facility's or agency's public health emergency preparedness and response plan. Several worksheets are included. Recommendations & Guidance
Emergency Preparedness Planning for Nursing Homes and Residential Care Settings in Vermont This manual was developed for nursing homes, assisted living residences, residential care homes and therapeutic community care homes in Vermont. The manual is organized into three sections. Section I provides an introduction to basic emergency management concepts. Section II helps users take a “bird's eye view” of their facility, setting the context for developing an emergency preparedness plan tailored to a specific facility's needs. Section III contains five planning modules that focus on priority aspects of emergency preparedness, including establishing a chain of command, setting up redundant communications systems, planning for staffing shortages, planning to shelter in place and planning for evacuation. The manual includes worksheets and checklists to help identify gaps and strengthen plans. Checklist, Evacuation Planning, Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits
PREPARE Disaster Plan Template and Guidelines This document was developed in 2008 by Mather LifeWays with funding from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The document provides templates to assist long term care organizations plan and prepare to meet the needs of both residents and staff in the event of a disaster/emergency. The Disaster Plan is compliant with current (2008) federal guidelines for disaster planning (National Incident Management System). Included are templates for mutual aid agreements, and other examples. Sample Templates & Toolkits
Continuity of Operations Planning for Healthcare Organizations - Training PowerPoint This is a PowerPoint presentation used in COOP training conducted by the Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition on February 24, 2015, "Continuity of Operations Planning for Healthcare Organizations." Training Resources
Healthcare COOP and Recovery Planning This document describes the concepts, principles, templates and resources available to assist non-federal healthcare entities to align their planning methodologies with current federal continuity and recovery framework guidelines. Healthcare organizations can copy and paste needed planning information captured from this document into their own proprietary Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) or Recovery plan. This document can be used as a research tool for collaborative planning efforts with other preparedness partners. This document is a collection of resources, ideas, templates and references and hyperlinks to additional information relating to Healthcare Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Healthcare Disaster Recovery. It may be used to develop plans, checklists, concepts of operations and other documents and tools related to Healthcare COOP and Recovery planning. Checklist, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits