Tuesday Schedule Detail
Session Name: Accessibility & Functional Needs~~A Citywide Approach to Long Term Care Emergency Management
Events such as Hurricane Katrina, H1N1 and Superstorm Sandy have highlighted the role of nursing homes and adult care facilities, also known as long term care facilities (LTC) in emergencies. The NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response is highly invested in strengthening and sustaining facility emergency preparedness capabilities and in response developed the Long Term Care Emergency Management Programs. Three programs, LTC Emergency Management Program, LTC Exercise Progream and LTC Continuity Planning Program are offered in a staged approach allowing facilities to build upon each years’ increased understanding of the concepts. Attendees will learn key emergency preparedenss concepts relevant to LTC facilities, identify steps to be taken to develop an all-hazard emergency management program, and develop plans to assure residents’ continuity of care as well as enhance the facility’s continuity of operations during an emergency event.
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time Start: 1:30PM