Facility Operations

Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane Dorian Updates

Find information and resources related to Hurricane Dorian, including updates from AHCA, the Florida Department of Health, CMS and more.

Hurricane Preparedness Fact Sheet- How LTC Centers Are Readying for the Season

Know the facts about generator installation and hurricane preparedness in long term care centers in Florida.

Emergency Environmental Rules for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities (Generators)

Effective March 26, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7099 and SB 7028, which make permanent the emergency rules requiring every nursing center and assisted living facility (ALF) in Florida to have emergency generators to keep residents safe. Nursing centers and ALFs (includes resource links and member communications).

AHCA Emergency Preparedness Resources

Includes links to online emergency reporting system, emergency management planning criteria and more.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers

Resources related to CMS Final Rule, 9/15/2016

Hurricane Michael Updates

Find information and resources related to Hurricane Michael, including updates from AHCA, the Florida Department of Health, CMS, FEMA, Small Business Administration and more.

Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Portal

Developed through a collaboration between FHCA and Emory University's Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, through the assistance of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, LTCprepare.org provides a gateway to tools, resources and information on emergency preparedness topics specifically for skilled nursing and post-acute care centers, as well as assisted living communities.

Emergency Preparedness Tools from the John A. Hartford Foundation Project

Includes the Emergency Management Guides for NHs and ALFs, the Incident Command System and Evacuation Decision-Making

Members Only Emergency Preparedness Tools & Resources

Includes the training materials from the FPL/FHCA Discussion-Based Workshops; disaster drill templates and resources; EMResource FAQs; Hurricane Planning Checklists; CPG 101, adapted for LTC, and other members-only tools

AHCA/NCAL Emergency Preparedness Program Customizable Plan for LTC (Flash Drive, Documents, Binder)

Offered through AHCA/NCAL, this comprehensive plan serves as a framework - which you customize to create a strong, effective EPP. Guidance tools address the four core elements of CMS's Emergency Preparedness Requirements: Annual Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning; Communication Plan; Emergency Preparedness Policies and Procedures; Training and Testing. FHCA members only save $100 off purchase price.