Emergency Preparedness Tools

The well-being and safety of Illinois citizens in the event of a disaster is priority for everyone. The Illinois HomeCare Council, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Faith-Based Preparedness Initiative, has prepared tools to assist individuals, especially those confined to their homes, in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Below you will find many tools to help you and your family members become ARMED: Aware, Ready and Mobilized for Every Disaster.

These tools provide information about potential risks, offer guidance in preparing an individual emergency plan and outline procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency.

Getting Started

Click here to view a personal Disaster Preparedness Video

This short instructional video produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) explains the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved.

Click below to see Get ARMED - An All-Hazards Guide to Preparing for an Emergency

This presentation provides:

  • An overview to help home care workers prepare for client-related emergency response and recovery situations.
  • A list of resources available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other agencies.
Get ARMED Presentation
(Adobe PDF File)