Understanding a person’s past experiences is often the key to understanding behavior, care preferences, and values. Behavioral challenges or care resistance should be assessed with an attention to potential trauma exposure. How often are residents labeled as “noncompliant” or “difficult” without considering triggers? Using a case-based approach, we explore the six principles of trauma-informed care: safety, trustworthiness and transparency, peer support, collaboration and mutual support, empowerment, and cultural and historical sensitivity. Attendees gain awareness of how to identify prevalent types of trauma in assisted-living residents, design a care plan that meets the psychosocial needs of the resident, and understand the role of the nurse practitioner as leader of the interdisciplinary team.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 9/30/2025.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Speaker Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, participants will report the ability to identify prevalent types of trauma in assisted living residents.
When Grandma Really Has "Seen It All": Trauma-Informed Care in Assisted Living