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Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide

The Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA), with support from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Office of Preparedness and Response, has designed this handbook so that home care providers can educate and prepare themselves, their patients, and their agencies for a wide-range of disaster situations. It is the hope of MNCHA that home care providers will use this resource as a starting point for developing a specific disaster preparedness plan.

This manual is divided into five main parts:
1.    Assessments
2.    Incident Command System
3.    Business Continuity Planning
4.    Emergency Plan by Event
5.    Resource Contact Information

A Guide for Homecare Workers During the Pandemic

Homecare workers are a critical resource to their patients and their families during a crisis or pandemic. They need to be sure to care for their own families and themselves first, so they can comfortably care for their patients in the home care setting. Reviewing personal Emergency Plans with family, ensuring personal contact lists are updated, and ensuring their families know who to contact when they are at work are important planning steps to take. This flyer is focused on what homecare workers can do to prepare themselves, their families, and their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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