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Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care

March 28, 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the final phase of a trauma-informed care (TIC) provision for post-acute and long-term care facilities three years ago. The provision states that facilities “must ensure that residents who are trauma survivors receive culturally competent, trauma-informed care in accordance with professional standards of practice and accounting for residents’ experiences and preferences in order to eliminate or mitigate triggers that may cause re-traumatization.” Despite CMS providing basic definitions, concepts, and principles for facilities to use, there is still confusion on how to manage and document TIC, causing uncertainty for providers and their teams.

Learn best practices to help ensure your facility delivers care and services that address the needs of trauma survivors by meeting professional standards, using approaches that are culturally competent, and accounting for resident experiences and preferences.

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