Emergency Preparedness

Resource Toolkit for Home Care and Hospice


HPCANYS is pleased to present you with the following tools that will help your hospice be compliant with Emergency Preparedness requirements and or will be a resource for patients and their families. 

Primer on Home Care and Hospice Emergency Preparedness in New York State is a thorough booklet on all you should use and consider for emergency preparedness in the home based setting.  Originally prepared by HCA and HCP, it was updated recently with HPCANYS input.   

The US Department of Health and Human Services has published a document that can be helpful for hospice providers in the development of their emergency preparedness plans.  This is called  Medical Surge and the role of Home Health and Hospice Agencies.     The document provides key findings on the preparedness of at home service providers and suggestions on improving.