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Emergency Preparedness




A nursing home, assisted living, or other long-term care facility should have a comprehensive emergency plan in place, so that residents can be protected and supported in times of crisis. A nursing home, by federal law, is required to have evacuation plans in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. The facility is required to “tailor its disaster plan to its geographic location and the types of residents it serves.”


Federal Requirements, Resources, and Reports


Emergency Planning Checklists

Resources from Other Federal Agencies

Additional Resources