Emergency Preparedness

This website is intended to provide planning and response information, resources and strategies that can assist individuals and facilities to better prepare for — and respond to — all types of emergencies and disasters. A well developed plan is important and we feel that everyone should have a plan and be prepared to respond in case of an emergency or disaster. The following resources can assist you in developing plans suited to your individual needs as well as establishing priorities in preparing for and responding to an emergency or disaster.

The following Maine State and Centers for Disease Control resources can assist individuals, families and their caregivers in preparing and planning for an emergency or disaster:

Geriatric Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources

Geriatric Education Centers Initiative

Geriatric Emergency Preparedness, Response (GEPR) Collaborative

  • 2001-02: National Association of Geriatric Education Center (NAGEC) surveyed GECs; presented position statement to HRSA on need for geriatric emergency preparedness training
  • 2003-now: HRSA funded 6 GECs (CA, KY, MO, NY, OH, TX), initially called the Bioterrorism Emergency Preparedness i n Aging (BTEPA), developed multidisciplinary training for health professionals; continues its work today as the GEPR collaborative - Consortium of NYGEC, Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional GEC, University of Kentucky, Saint Louis University Gateway GEC of MO & IL, Stanford GEC, Stanford University, Texas Consortium GEC, University of New England, Maine GEC, and Mather LifeWays.
  • 2010-2015: GEPR committed to offer multidisciplinary preparedness programs through GECs HRSA funded educational activities
  • 2010-2015 Webinars Series on Emergency Preparedness: Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional GEC, University of Kentucky, Stanford GEC, and the University of New England GEC offer various topics in geriatric preparedness through the SGEC webinar series programs

Geriatric Emergency Preparedness and Response: Ethnogeriatric Resources