Disaster response training for staff at homes for the aging

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.The purpose of this three-year project is to develop and implement a demonstration disaster response training model for long-term care facility staff and first responders to assist frail elderly and disabled patients in nonhospital facilities. The Burlington County College Center for Public Health Preparedness, in conjunction with the New Jersey Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (NJANPHA), will use its mobile simulation lab to provide hands-on field training in emergency preparedness, response and relief for clinical and ancillary staff employed at 42 NJANPHA-associated, long-term care facilities statewide. The resultant training curriculum will fill a critical gap in disaster preparedness by creating a replicable model that provides long-term care facility staff and first responders the knowledge, skills and confidence to care effectively for elderly and disabled patients in the event of an emergency.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $308,257.00

Awarded on: 6/19/2006

Time frame: 7/1/2006 - 12/31/2009

Grant Number: 57917


Burlington County College

601 Pemberton Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, 08068-1599


Joy Spellman
Project Director