Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association

Emergency Preparedness Network

MNCHA and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) want home care providers and their patients to be prepared in the case of an emergency. We are partners in creating a network that receives important and timely preparedness information from the state before, during and after emergencies. This includes all facets of home care: Medicare-Certified Home Health, Private Duty, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME).


The Emergency Preparedness Network is open to members and non-members of MNCHA.   Our main form of communication is through e-mail.  Simply click the link below to complete the form and be a part of this valuable network.


Join the Emergency Preparedness Network

 

Questions? Contact MNCHA’s Emergency Preparedness Network Manager, Jessie Pulsipher, at BePrepared@MNCHA.org.

Online Resources for Patients and Providers

Resources for Power Dependent Patients

Losing electrical power can be a life-threating, emergency situation for patients who rely on power-dependent equipment.  For example, some patients require respirators or kidney dialysis machines.  We wanted to share resources for power-dependent patients, such as some of our local electricity providers offer an Emergency Medical Equipment Program.  While not all of the programs are exactly the same, most offer features such as notification of scheduled outages, notification of severe storms, such as hurricane warnings, and an information package sent annually to help prepare for emergencies.  Check the list below to see if your local electricity provider offers such a program and to get more information about program specifics.

 

To qualify for these programs, participants must have certification from a licensed physician that a medical need exists.  Please note, the electrical provider cannot offer participants priority restoration, nor does the Emergency Medical Equipment Program exempt customers from disconnection of electric service for non-payment.

Emergency Preparedness Training

Other Available Links and Resources

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