Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes care for residents that may be particularly vulnerable during emergencies. Here you will find information, tools and resources to improve mitigation, response, and recovery during emergencies.

Planing Tools

Nursing Home Emergency Management Pilot Project (NHEMP)

The Nursing Home Emergency Management Project (NHEMP) is a grant funded pilot initiative which aims to strengthen the resilience of Nursing Homes in NYC. DOHMH is working with the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) to develop resources to improve Nursing Home preparedness.

  • Pilot Nursing Home Emergency Management Assessment Tool (PDF): PCDC and DOHMH developed an emergency preparedness assessment tool specifically designed to measure nursing home levels of preparedness. This assessment tool addresses areas such as emergency preparedness planning, risk analysis, communications capabilities, staff training, and integration with acute care facilities, and community planning. Detailed instructions and overall methods in which to use the Assessment are included.

If you would like to receive modifiable versions of this tool, please contact

For more information, view the tools in the Infectious Disease Readiness section on our Hospitals page.


New York State Evacuation of Facilities in Disaster System (eFINDS)

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 - to learn more about how track and locate residents during a disaster please click on the links below:

New York Nursing Home Trade Associations

Learn more about the different types of trade associations in NYC that can be resource to you during the times of disasters.

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