Adult Care Facilities care for residents that may be particularly vulnerable during emergencies. Here you will find information, tools and resources to improve Adult Care Facility mitigation, response, and recovery during emergencies.
The educational resources below have been created specifically for adult care facilities by the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Adult care facility providers interested in conducting exercises at their facility can use the below resources for guidance.
Adult Care Emergency Preparedness Exercise Toolkit This comprehensive Toolkit describes how to design an appropriate emergency preparedness exercise based on the nature of the facility and its capacities and needs; successfully conduct the exercise; assess the results; and implement changes based on the results.
The New York State Evacuation of Facilities in Disaster System (eFINDS) is a secure, confidential, fast, and easy-to-use statewide solution that will provide real-time access to healthcare and human services patient and resident locations in an emergency. For more information, visit the following links: click on the link to learn more about how to track and locate residents evacuated during a disaster.
The following trade associations collaborate closely with NYS DOHMH, NYC DOHMH and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging in order to develop strategic plans for ACF owners, operators and administrators.