Virginia Specific Items
Nursing facilities are encouraged to also visit the VDH Office of Emergency Preparedness page for additional information and resources.
Other External Resources
Identifying Vulnerable Older Adults and Legal Options for Increasing Their Protection During All-Hazards Emergencies: A Cross-Sector Guide for States and Communities (2012)
This guide published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aims to equip public health officials, the aging services network, emergency management, and essential partners from other sectors and at all jurisdictional levels with critical information, strategies, and resources to improve the planning for and protection of vulnerable community-dwelling older adults during all-hazards public health emergencies. The guide covers topic areas such as developing plans, partnering and collaboration, using data for action, building registries, using law-based solutions, sheltering, and caregiver preparedness. For more information on the guide click here. Additional information from the CDC on emergency preparedness can be found here.
National Criteria Evacuation Decision-Making in Nursing Homes (2008)
Published by the Florida Health Care Association Education and Development Foundation through a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation, this guide seeks to "ensure the safety and quality of care of elders living in nursing homes during a natural disaster." Many national experts and advisors in long-term care, emergency management, ethics, and transportation contributed to the work. Partners in the project include the University of South Florida, the Florida Department of Health Office of Emergency Operations and the Florida Health Care Association Disaster Preparedness Committee. Citation: Florida Health Care Education and Development Foundation, 2008, National Criteria for Evacuation Decision-Making in Nursing Homes.
Emergency Preparedness Checklist: Recommended Tool for Effective Health Care Facility Planning (2009)
This Survey and Certification publication from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services provides a checklist of tasks that may help facilities in their planning efforts. For more information, please click here.
Emergency Planning Checklist: Recommended Tool for Persons in Long-Term Care Facilities and their Family Members, Friends, Personal Caregivers, Guardians and Long-Term Care Ombudsmen (2007)
This Survey and Certification publication from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services provides a checklist of tasks that may help residents and their family members in their planning efforts. For more information, please click here.
Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness – A Decision Tool (2005)
Published by the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this tool helps to guide you in determining how the Privacy Rule applies to the disclosure in question, this tool focuses on the source of the information being disclosed, to whom the information is being disclosed, and the purpose of the information being disclosed.
Event Specific Checklists