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.

About CAHF-DPP

Missing Resident

Elopement and missing resident situations are a unique challenge to long-term care. the 2017 CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule states the need for a policy regarding missing residents. Check out our resources below to begin building your own P&Ps to satisfy this brand-new requirement.