Safe Evacuation for Long-Term Care

Evacuation is a last resort for long-term-care facilities, and should be prepared for using an all-hazards approach. Also refer to: the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Emergency Operations Plan, Nursing Home Incident Command System, and the Business Continuity Plan.

     Established in September 2006, with the help of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and with funding through the Federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), the California Association of Health Facilities' Disaster Preparedness Program (CAHF-DPP) supports the integration of Long-Term Care (LTC) into disaster planning and response efforts throughout the state of California. 


     CAHF's Disaster Preparedness Program is designed to take an all hazards approach and has several aspects: education, facilitation of planning efforts, development of resources and tools, and state-level advocacy for long-term care.