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COVID-19: Tips for Dementia Caregivers in Long-Term or Community-Based Settings
This website provides information and resources for emergency situations, such as disasters, epidemics and pandemics. Maintaining operations with staffing shortages, preventing illness, providing person-centered care and observing and responding to dementia-related behaviors are some of the topics.
Web link    Date Added: 04/28/2022    Date Last Modified: May 12 2022 10:20AM  
Emergency Preparedness Mini-Toolkit
This toolkit includes emergency preparedness resources for long-term care providers.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/14/2021    Date Last Modified: May 16 2022 12:18PM  
Emergency Preparedness Program Information and Resources
This document reviews the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule and includes requirements and interpretative guidelines for health care providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Also included are resource links to checklists, risk assessment and guidance, and an emergency response plan template.
Web link    Date Added: 03/15/2022    Date Last Modified: May 16 2022 12:18PM  
Emergency Preparedness: How to Prepare your Facility for Surge
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCANCAL) created this free training to help facilities review the types of surges they may experience, components of a surge plan and how to develop your surge plan. According to AHCANCAL, this course was designed to help with meeting critical staff shortages resulting from COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 11/19/2021    Date Last Modified: May 16 2022 12:19PM  
Emergency Preparedness: Technical Resources
This U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website includes a collection of topics from long-term care facilities located in different states that have developed their own emergency preparedness education plans, tools and templates. HHS has made these available for other facilities across the nation to use to help develop similar documents, processes and procedures.
Web link    Date Added: 11/19/2021    Date Last Modified: May 16 2022 12:19PM  
Incorporating Infection Prevention and Control into an Emergency Preparedness Plan
This document follows “all hazards” guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to plan for a wide range of unexpected events. It outlines the critical parts of an emergency preparedness plan, including a section on emerging infectious diseases. The resource is designed to help nursing homes prepare to meet the health, safety and security needs of staff and residents during an emergency or disaster.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2022 3:33PM  
Sample Disaster Preparedness Plan Letter to Families
This AHRQ sample disaster preparedness letter is available to download and send to families to help nursing homes update the emergency contact information for residents.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/21/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 21 2022 3:04PM