Russell Phillips & Associates has been contracted by CRCOG to customize the Connecticut Region III Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP) for Evacuation and Supply Resources, which establishes a course of action and an agreed commitment among participating nursing homes to assist each other as needed in the time of a disaster. Assistance may come in the form of:
- Providing pre-designated evacuation locations for residents during a disaster; and/or
- Providing or sharing supplies, equipment, transportation, staff or pharmaceuticals to a facility when a disaster overwhelms their own community or exceeds the capability of internal emergency preparedness plans.
This project is being managed by the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), a regional planning organization located in Hartford which serves the 41 communities located in the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) Region III for homeland security and public safety planning needs. The project will be funded through federal Urban Area Security Initiative dollars and will be designed based upon the 78 nursing homes in Region III. A Task Force and Special Expertise Committees are being formed to support the design of this plan and will include the nursing homes, CRCOG, Department of Public Health, CANPFA, CAHCF, the Capitol Region Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) and emergency responders from the region (Fire, EMS, Police, and Emergency Managers). Please visit www.mutualaidplan.org.
This project includes the new version of the RPA web-based system www.mutualaidplan.org (formerly www.massmap.org) to manage multiple sites for levels of care, transportation assets, supplies/equipment, key contacts, evacuation locations (preplanned) and many other core elements for healthcare mutual aid.