This publication, created by the Home Care Association of New York State and the New York State Association of Health Care Providers, offers resources to help home care agencies prepare patients for their household preparedness needs.
This primer was developed to help promote fuller understanding about home care, home care emergency preparedness, major changes in the health system and other important resource information for community partners and others involved in the local emergency management process.
Home care agencies, nurses, therapists and home health aides played a vital role in response to Hurricane Sandy, reaching vulnerable patients in need of services, supplies or assistance with evacuation. Here are some of their stories, as reported by national and local media.
The Home Care Association of New York State's Communications Director describes the efforts of home care providers during Hurricane Sandy in an article for Caring Magazine, a publication of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.