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Nutrition and Dining

  • Food and Nutrition Survey: Part 2

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/12/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning Objectives: Identify top citations affecting Medical Nutrition Therapy. Take a deep dive into F 692: Nutrition and Hydration. Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.

    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Surveys are one of the most stressful occurrences in SNF communities, and that's without a pandemic going on!

    This presentation identifies top citations in food and nutrition services including recent F880 Infection Control tags. As states open up annual surveys, this presentation gives you the tools to be ready.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Identify top citations affecting Medical Nutrition Therapy.
    • Take a deep dive into F 692: Nutrition and Hydration.
    • Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.
    Meet the Speaker:
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    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN

    President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000.  Nutrition Alliance provides nutrition and culinary consultants in Skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals and various industries in AZ. 

    Anna has worked in various fields such as research, school food service, acute care, sales and senior healthcare.  She is a dynamic speaker and has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally.  In 2020, her webinars on COVID-19 have garnered over 1000 participants.  Anna has been teaching the Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) class for the last 20 years.

    She has held various nominated and elected positions and is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the Dietitians in Health Care Communities.

    An innovator and educator, Anna has written and co-authored various publications.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Community Nutrition and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School, where she graduated with distinction.

  • Food and Nutrition Survey: Part 1 & 2

    Contains 2 Product(s)

    Surveys are one of the most stressful occurrences in SNF communities, and that's without a pandemic going on! This presentation identifies top citations in food and nutrition services including recent F880 Infection Control tags. As states open up annual surveys, this presentation gives you the tools to be ready.

    Surveys are one of the most stressful occurrences in SNF communities, and that's without a pandemic going on!

    This presentation identifies top citations in food and nutrition services including recent F880 Infection Control tags. As states open up annual surveys, this presentation gives you the tools to be ready.

    Part 1 Learning Objectives: Webinar, May 13th at 2 pm ET
    • Identify Top SNF Citations in Food and Nutrition Annual Surveys.
    • Discuss F880 citations affecting Food Services 
    • Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.
    Part 2 Learning Objectives: Webinar, August 12th at 2 pm ET
    • Identify top citations affecting Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Take a deep dive into F 692: Nutrition and Hydration
    • Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.
    Meet the Speaker: 
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    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President Nutrition Alliance, LLC 


    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
     How to Register:  
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org


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    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN
    President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC
    Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000.  Nutrition Alliance provides nutrition and culinary consultants in Skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals and various industries in AZ. 

    Anna has worked in various fields such as research, school food service, acute care, sales and senior healthcare.  She is a dynamic speaker and has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally.  In 2020, her webinars on COVID-19 have garnered over 1000 participants.  Anna has been teaching the Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) class for the last 20 years.

    She has held various nominated and elected positions and is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the Dietitians in Health Care Communities.

    An innovator and educator, Anna has written and co-authored various publications.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Community Nutrition and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School, where she graduated with distinction.

  • Food and Nutrition Survey: Part 1

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/13/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning Objectives: Identify Top SNF Citations in Food and Nutrition Annual Surveys. Discuss F880 citations affecting Food Services. Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.

    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Surveys are one of the most stressful occurrences in SNF communities, and that's without a pandemic going on!

    This presentation identifies top citations in food and nutrition services including recent F880 Infection Control tags. As states open up annual surveys, this presentation gives you the tools to be ready.

    Learning Objectives: 
    • Identify Top SNF Citations in Food and Nutrition Annual Surveys. 
    • Discuss F880 citations affecting Food Services.
    •  Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.
    Meet the Speaker:
    image

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President Nutrition Alliance, LLC


    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN

    President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000.  Nutrition Alliance provides nutrition and culinary consultants in Skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals and various industries in AZ. 

    Anna has worked in various fields such as research, school food service, acute care, sales and senior healthcare.  She is a dynamic speaker and has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally.  In 2020, her webinars on COVID-19 have garnered over 1000 participants.  Anna has been teaching the Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) class for the last 20 years.

    She has held various nominated and elected positions and is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the Dietitians in Health Care Communities.

    An innovator and educator, Anna has written and co-authored various publications.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Community Nutrition and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School, where she graduated with distinction.

  • Reopening Dining: Are we there yet?

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The CMS QSO memo in September discussed guidelines for reopening communities to visitors and communal dining services. As the vaccine is distributed in long term care, residents and staff have long been ready to get back to normal. With the pandemic still in our midst, this session will discuss best practices for dining services, including lessons learned from COVID-19

    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    The CMS QSO memo in September discussed guidelines for reopening communities to visitors and communal dining services.  As the vaccine is distributed in long term care, residents and staff have long been ready to get back to normal. With the pandemic still in our midst, this session will discuss best practices for dining services, including lessons learned from COVID-19

    Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss current CMS guidance on communal dining
    • Identify conditions and steps to gradually open dining services
    • Discuss best practices used in various dining settings
    Meet the Speaker:

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN

    President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000.  Nutrition Alliance provides nutrition and culinary consultants in Skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals and various industries in AZ. 

    Anna has worked in various fields such as research, school food service, acute care, sales and senior healthcare.  She is a dynamic speaker and has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally.  In 2020, her webinars on COVID-19 have garnered over 1000 participants.  Anna has been teaching the Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) class for the last 20 years.

    She has held various nominated and elected positions and is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the Dietitians in Health Care Communities.

    An innovator and educator, Anna has written and co-authored various publications.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Community Nutrition and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School, where she graduated with distinction.

  • Success with Current Regulatory Compliance for Food, Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This session will identify the most current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regulatory requirements related to Food, Nutrition and Dining. Tools and resources for successful compliance will be presented for facility management of the LTC survey process.

    This session will identify the most current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regulatory requirements related to Food, Nutrition and Dining. Tools and resources for successful compliance will be presented for facility management of the LTC survey process.

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss significant changes to the Requirements of Participation related to Food, Nutrition and Dining
    • Present facility practices for successful LTC survey management.
    • Identify additional resources available for “Best Practice” and “Regulatory Compliance”.


    Speaker: Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

  • COVID-19 - Nutrition & Dining: Lessons Learned

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    COVID-19 hit the world and as a pandemic has had impact in almost every facet of daily life. The elderly have been extremely susceptible and preventing and managing COVID-19 has been challenging for healthcare providers. Nutrition and the social aspects of dining have resulted in changes and challenges we have never faced before. Balancing safety, infection control, social isolation, food/nonfood availability for nutritional care requires keeping current with the most recent directives and credible information as guides for effective care and management. This webinar will focus on the key areas of nutrition and dining impacted by COVID-19 and will explore the lessons learned to use to improve overall services moving forward.

    COVID-19 hit the world and as a pandemic has had impact in almost every facet of daily life. The elderly have been extremely susceptible and preventing and managing COVID-19 has been challenging for healthcare providers. Nutrition and the social aspects of dining have resulted in changes and challenges we have never faced before. Balancing safety, infection control, social isolation, food/nonfood availability for nutritional care requires keeping current with the most recent directives and credible information as guides for effective care and management. This webinar will focus on the key areas of nutrition and dining impacted by COVID-19 and will explore the lessons learned to use to improve overall services moving forward.


    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify credible and “best practice” resources for keeping current.
    • Develop a facility specific food, nutrition and dining plan for pandemic situations.
    • Implement “best practice” Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) for nutrition program and systems
    Speaker: 

    LTC Nutrition Expert, Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

    Cost:

    Free to AHCA/NCAL members

    $75 for general public/ non-members

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda is a Fellow with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Academy Finance and Audit Committee. Brenda has served on the Academy’s IMPACT Act Task Force, the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). In 2010, Brenda received the Academy’s “2010 Grassroots Excellence Award” and the Indiana Academy’s 2010 Honored Dietitian Award. In 2016, Brenda was then awarded the Academy’s prestigious Medallion Award for dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. Brenda has been selected as the Academy’s 2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer in recognition of her distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.

  • Regulatory Updates and CMS Initiatives related to Food, Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The new survey process has been in place since November 2017 and encompassed extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags, and survey guidance for food, nutrition and dining. On November 28, 2019 - “Phase 3” requirements will go into effect which include several new requirements that nursing homes must implement. This webinar will present the most current revisions to the LTC requirements of participation and survey process related to food, nutrition and dining. In addition, recent “hot topics” emerging from LTC Surveys related to Food, Nutrition and Dining and a general overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective will be presented. Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with CMS initiatives.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

    image

    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The new survey process has been in place since November 2017 and encompassed extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags, and survey guidance for food, nutrition and dining. On November 28, 2019 - “Phase 3” requirements will go into effect which include several new requirements that nursing homes must implement. This webinar will present the most current revisions to the LTC requirements of participation and survey process related to food, nutrition and dining. In addition, recent “hot topics” emerging from LTC Surveys related to Food, Nutrition and Dining and a general overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective will be presented. Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with CMS initiatives.

    Objectives: After attending this session attendees will be able to:

     

    • Understand the most current key changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Requirements for Participation for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities.
    • Describe the “Hot Topic” areas related to the Appendix PP for food/nutrition/dining.
    • Identify the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) reimbursement system and the importance in prevention and management of malnutrition.


    Presented by: 

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC.

    ACADEMY Finance and Audit Committee 2017-19

    Past Chair, ANDPAC

    Past Chair, DHCC DPG Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND (Moderator)

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda is a Fellow with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Academy Finance and Audit Committee. Brenda has served on the Academy’s IMPACT Act Task Force, the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). In 2010, Brenda received the Academy’s “2010 Grassroots Excellence Award” and the Indiana Academy’s 2010 Honored Dietitian Award. In 2016, Brenda was then awarded the Academy’s prestigious Medallion Award for dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. Brenda has been selected as the Academy’s 2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer in recognition of her distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.

  • Best Practices for Food Safety

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    In a random audit conducted by AHCA of LTC Surveys throughout the United States there were several common areas being cited under F812 (Food safety requirements for food procurement, storage, preparation, distribution and service in accordance with professional standards.) A series of three videos has been developed to provide an overview of these areas along with “Best Practice” resources to assist providers in regulatory compliance and overall safe food practices.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

    image

    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

    image

    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

    image

    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    In a random audit conducted by AHCA of LTC Surveys throughout the United States there were several common areas being cited under F812 (Food safety requirements for food procurement, storage, preparation, distribution and service in accordance with professional standards.)

    A series of three videos has been developed to provide an overview of these areas along with “Best Practice” resources to assist providers in regulatory compliance and overall safe food practices.

    • Video 1: Egg Safety for Highly Susceptible Populations
    • Video 2: Labeling/dating of foods; food temperatures and sanitizing.
    • Video 3: Proper hand washing /glove usage and requirements for reporting of communicable diseases for staff carrying out the functions of food and nutrition services.

    After viewing the content of each of the webinars attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the regulatory requirements for the commonly cited areas.
    • Describe the US Food Code “Best Practice” recommendations.
    • Identify resources to assist with staff with needed skills, knowledge and competencies.


    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda is a Fellow with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Academy Finance and Audit Committee. Brenda has served on the Academy’s IMPACT Act Task Force, the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). In 2010, Brenda received the Academy’s “2010 Grassroots Excellence Award” and the Indiana Academy’s 2010 Honored Dietitian Award. In 2016, Brenda was then awarded the Academy’s prestigious Medallion Award for dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. Brenda has been selected as the Academy’s 2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer in recognition of her distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.

  • LTC Survey Process Updates “Hot Topics” with Food, Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with the LTC Survey Process.

    The new survey process has been in place since November 2017 and encompasses extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags, and survey guidance for food, nutrition and dining. This webinar will present the most current revisions to the LTC requirements of participation and survey process. In addition to sharing critical resources for success, recent “hot topics” emerging from LTC Surveys related to Food, Nutrition and Dining will be presented. Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with the LTC Survey Process.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the most current key changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Requirements for Participation for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities.
    • Describe the focus revisions to SOM and “Hot Topic” areas related to the Appendix PP for food/nutrition/dining.
    • Identify resources to assist in facility implementation of food, nutrition and dining for regulatory compliance with the new LTC Survey Process.

    Presenter: Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

NCAL AHCA