86 minutes | Aug 1, 2015

Patricia Cummings, Administrator of The Edgewood Centre (Unabridged)

Today’s interview is with Tricia Cummings, the Administrator of The Edgewood Centre, a 150 bed family owned nursing home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Tricia received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Health Management and Policy here at UNH. Tricia’s career story shows how early job experiences often generate skills that become critical later in one’s career, and that working hard every step of the way has its payoffs. In this podcast we talk about the road Tricia took to find her true passion – taking care of older adults. We also discuss how someone becomes a licensed nursing home administrator, the services offered by long term care facilities, the challenges and opportunities facing long term care today, and conclude with a discussion of opportunities for the early careerist who might be interested in pursuing a career in long term care. The full length podcast is approximately 83 minutes, which is a bit longer than our usual podcast. However, an abridged version is also available that only focuses on Edgewood’s service structure and the challenges of long term care, and is approximately 35 minutes in length.
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