Long Term Care facilities (LTC) are vital and primary members of the Coalition.
The Twin Cities metro region has approximately 120 skilled nursing facilities that families rely on to care for their loved ones during emergencies and ensure their safety. Seniors and recuperating patients are at a higher risk for infection, and evacuating is hard on them.
It is imperative LTC facilities take part in MNTrac bed reporting and other key communications, and maintain a current evacuation plan.
The Coalition connects LTC facilities to a robust communication network and provides members with templates, resources, and education on how to develop and implement emergency operations plans so that LTC facilities will be an effective partner during a public health emergency.
To be an aware and actively involved member of the Metro Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition:
- Work with the Coalition to coordinate bed capacity reporting MNTrac system.
- Attend meetings put on by the Metro Region LTC Emergency Preparedness Work Group.
- Register with your local public health agency to receive Health Alert Network (HAN) updates and rapid alerts.
- Maintain an up-to-date emergency operation plan for Planning, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.