When faced with the difficult decision of having to evacuate or stay in the long term care center, many factors need to be considered. Sheltering-in-place (SIP) is the preferred option, yet implementing this option calls for a complex chain of decisions and actions. Use the resources below to begin building your own policies and procedures for shelter-in-place events.

     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.