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What is Trauma-Informed Care?
Many people seeking care in nursing homes have many different types of trauma in their lives and becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing it and implementing compassionate care and services appropriately. Those with trauma need support and understanding from those that care for them in order to prevent re-traumatizing them by caregivers and service providers. Understanding the profound impact of any type of trauma is important in providing person-centered care.
As care providers, we must see Trauma-Informed Care as an organizational structure that includes understanding, recognizing and responding to all types of trauma. The approach to providing Trauma-Informed Care must include emotional, psychosocial and the physical well-being of our seniors, their support persons and our caregivers.
F699 §483.25(m) will be implemented beginning November 28, 2019 during phase 3 of the requirements of participation. Trauma-Informed care understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes environments of healing and recovery rather than practices and services that may inadvertently re-traumatize.
Intent of §483.40(b) & §483.40(b)(1)
IHCA continues to offer education to help prepare our members for the phase III requirements, however there are actions you can take now toward compliance.
Recommended Actions to begin implementation:
There are many integrated and overlapping of the regulatory standards and the following must be considered as providers implement Trauma-Informed Care and Behavioral Health Services RoPs:
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