REALPREP(Real-time Emergency Application and Learning for Preparedness) is an active all-hazards preparedness planning and site-specific training tool for long-term care facilities (LTCF). The term “long-term care” (LTC) is employed to refer more broadly to residential facilities, including skilled nursing centers, assisted living residences, independent living residences, and continuing care retirement communities, chiefly serving an older adult population.

REALPREP, the on-line planning, training and coordination system, helps to create active updates to your LTCF’s disaster plans. This online system can facilitate better communication and more coordinated information sharing between your LTCF, state health departments and other state and federal agencies during an emergency or disaster response.

The overall goal of REALPREP is to improve outcomes at LTC facilities during actual disasters, preparedness plan execution and emergency response via better plans, improved training, and greater information sharing.