Introduction KY LTC Emergency Preparedness Manual
Model plans were reviewed from ten states and those features most important for emergency preparedness for long term care facilities in Kentucky were combined to create the KY model plan. Special recognition is given to the North Carolina Health Facilities Association, Florida Health Care Association, Masonic Homes of Kentucky Louisville, Mississippi State Department of Health, Pacific Northwest Preparedness Society, Mather Lifeways Institute on Aging PREPARE Program, Virginia Department of Health, Washington Health Care Association and Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
This plan was developed with grant support from the KY Department for Public Health by the Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Centers at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work in collaboration with the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF), LeadingAge Kentucky, Kentucky Hospital Association, Regional Healthcare Planning Coalitions, Regional Subcommittees on Long Term Care and Kentucky Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Kentucky Long Term Care Ombudsman, and the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board (KCCRB).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness for Every Emergency Survey and Certification Recommended Regulations Checklist and the USDHHS Long Term Care and Other Residential Facilities Pandemic Influenza Checklist are included with this plan. To enhance compliance, each item in each checklist is cross referenced with the Kentucky LTC Emergency Preparedness Manual to identify where each item is addressed. Checklists will be updated as CMS and CDC guidance changes. (See updates section).
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