NYC Agencies Invited to Participate in LTC Exercise Program 

Situation Report | September 20, 2021     

HCA invites New York City agencies to participate in a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response initiative, the Long Term Care Exercise Program (LTCexP). 

The LTCExP is designed to improve the disaster readiness of New York City’s health care facilities, including home care agencies and long term care (nursing home and adult care) facilities, by having facility emergency management teams learn to design, develop, conduct and evaluate meaningful exercises that identify the organization’s strengths and opportunities for improvement in emergency response under simulated conditions.   

Participants will receive training and resources that will assist their agencies to meet the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and any state Department of Health requirements for conducting exercises.

Participation Expectations 

There is no cost for participation, but a requirement that staff participate in a seven-month program that runs from October 2021 through April 2022. The program is planned to be held virtually.

The LTCExP will be comprised of four Workshop Sessions, a briefing webinar, the functional exercise, and an after-action review conference. Each activity is for two hours, except the exercise which lasts three hours. Participation in each activity is required as part of the program. 

Participating agencies will receive valuable information to support and augment agency’s’ emergency preparedness activities. 

Click here to learn more about the Long Term Care Exercise Program, including topics and dates. 

Please contact Andrew Koski for more information.