Episode 263 - Dr. Nancy Kusmaul: Trauma-Informed Care in Residential Long-Term Care for Older Adults

Monday, May 06, 2019, 9:07:18 AM

Image of Dr. Nancy Kusmaul

In this episode, our guest Dr. Nancy Kusmaul defines trauma-informed care within residential long-term care, and describes regulations that will soon require skilled nursing facilities receiving federal funding to incorporate trauma-informed principles into person-centered care. Dr. Kusmaul compares and contrasts how trauma-informed care is viewed in residential long-term care settings as opposed to other social work settings, and why trauma-informed care is critical when working with older adults. The episode concludes by emphasizing social work’s role in long-term care, and how social workers can create environments that eliminate or mitigate triggers that have the potential to cause re-traumatization.

Download MP3 (32.8 MB)

Audio Transcript PDF document.

Listener Reviews

1 Review
5 star:
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
Average Listener Review

Average Rating: 5 stars (1 listener review )

Share your thoughts with others

Create Your Own Review

Average Rating: 5stars  older adults and trauma-informed care, Monday, May 06, 2019

By Anonymous :

Dr. Kusmaul addresses an issue, trauma-informed care in residential settings, especially significant to the aging baby boomers and their parents. Her straightforward manner and relevant examples highlight teaching and inter-professional research opportunities for social workers and other helping professionals. Further, Dr. Kusmaul's comments suggest the need to advocate for consumer-based changes to long-term care regulations so as to enhance the empowerment, dignity, and self-worth of residents.

Flag This

DISCLAIMER: The content shared by the presenter(s) and/or interviewer(s) of each podcast is their own and not necessarily representative of any views, research, or practice from the UB School of Social Work or the inSocialWork® podcast series.