Presentation on theme: "Long Term Care Facility Resiliency & Evacuation Planning Workgroup Strategy and Actions to Ensure a Safe Environment of Care during extended loss of normal."— Presentation transcript:
Long Term Care Facility Resiliency & Evacuation Planning Workgroup Strategy and Actions to Ensure a Safe Environment of Care during extended loss of normal electric power
Background A proposed tasking by GA to VDH and DSS- in response to effects of power loss after “Derecho” event last year VDH/DSS moved ahead and convened group to develop recommendations for improvement Work group members include VHCA, VANHA, SFMO, DARS, VALA, VPLC, jurisdiction EM, VDH, DSS and healthcare coalition EM
Three Sub-Groups Resiliency and Evacuation Planning – Review current capabilities and identify gaps – Identify information and planning resources to assist facilities strengthen capabilities – Identify and recommend actions for effective information sharing, maintaining situational awareness – Identify/recommend opportunities for enhanced mutual aid and community partnership
. Facility Operations/Emergency Power Review/recommend how performance, capacity & reliability of power generators and electrical engineering systems could be improved Identify/recommend actions for expediting repair/replacement/augmentation of installed systems during a power loss event
. Outreach to Stakeholders Draft a comprehensive list of stakeholders and recommend how best to engage them in a collaborative effort toward ensuring a safe environment for their residents during a prolonged power outage or other emergency that impact normal facility operations Get input on what resources, training, guidance, etc. they need in order to address issues impacting safety/environment of care for residents
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