HCA and the New York State Association of Health Care Providers (HCP) offer an Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for home care and hospice providers, their patients and families.
This compilation of resources is for agencies to use in assisting patients and families on preparations for any type of emergency situation. The information can be provided to patients and their families at the time of admission so that the planning process is begun and in place as intended – well before an emergency event takes place.
The resources address a variety of issues and considerations necessary for effective preparedness planning. This Toolkit should also assist agencies and patients under the new federal Conditions of Participation for emergency preparedness, which require patient-specific emergency plans.