Emergency Preparedness

April 25, 2013

Resources for Individuals, Families and Caregivers

In order to respond to an emergency or disaster in a community, every individual, family, caregiver, and aging services network professional must have a well-developed personal preparedness and response plan. The resources and links below can assist you in developing plans suited to your individual needs, across a wide variety of disaster and emergency situations, as well as provide information about possible sources of assistance following a disaster. Resources for The Aging Services Network and Other Professionals, all segments of the national Aging Services Network, have important roles and responsibilities in emergency preparedness and response activities.

For more information, please visit the Administration on Aging website at


2013 Spring Flooding Emergency Preparedness

As Minnesotans prepare for flooding in some parts of the state, it is important that seniors, their families and caregivers take steps now to be ready. Being prepared can increase your ability to care for yourself and others during a disaster. For more information on spring flooding in Minnesota, please go to:

Minnesota HSEM– 2013 Spring Flooding

For information regarding disaster planning for nursing facilities, please see the Nursing Facilities Rates and Policy Division web site at: see:

Additional Emergency Preparedness Resources:

  • http://www.health.state.mn.us/oep/healthcare/index.html
  • https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/planning-preparedness/Pages/default.aspx
  • http://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate
  • For information about the MN Board on Aging business continuity planning, please contact:

    Bill Lamson
    MBA Business Continuity Manager, DHS-CCA Recovery Director
    PO Box 64976
    St. Paul, MN 55164-0976
    Phone: 651-431-2589
    Cell: 651-755-3441
    E-mail bill.lamson@state.mn.us

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