Adult Care Facilities
Adult Care Facilities care for residents that may be particularly vulnerable during emergencies. Here you will find information, tools and resources to improve Adult Care Facility mitigation, response, and recovery during emergencies.
The educational resources below have been created specifically for adult care facilities by the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Adult care facility providers interested in conducting exercises at their facility can use the below resources for guidance.
Adult Care Emergency Preparedness Exercise Toolkit: This comprehensive Toolkit describes how to design an appropriate emergency preparedness exercise based on the nature of the facility and its capacities and needs; successfully conduct the exercise; assess the results; and implement changes based on the results.
New York State Evacuation of Facilities in Disaster System (eFINDS)
The New York State Evacuation of Facilities in Disaster System (eFINDS) is a secure, confidential, fast, and easy-to-use statewide solution that will provide real-time access to healthcare and human services patient and resident locations in an emergency. For more information, visit the following links: click on the link to learn more about how to track and locate residents evacuated during a disaster.
New York Adult Care Facility Trade Associations
The following trade associations collaborate closely with NYS DOHMH, NYC DOHMH and the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging in order to develop strategic plans for ACF owners, operators and administrators.
Disaster Mental Health
Learn how to cope with stressful and traumatic events. The stress from unexpected emergencies can be overwhelming, but if we are mentally and emotionally prepared, we can manage better. Learn more to understand what you can do to cope with disasters and other stressful and traumatic events.
NOTE: The development of these materials was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number TP000546 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Any commercial use of these materials is strictly prohibited.