Dietetics in Health Care Communities
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Annual Nutritional assessments

13 Jun 2011 5:50 PM | Mary Chambers

Is it a new regulation that we complete a full nutritional assessment anually?  I assess each resident quarterly in my progress notes, ie.. appetite, weight/changes, meds, labs, skin etc.. but it seems a consultant during a mock survey said it is a regulation for annual nutritional assessement.  What form do you all use if you do do one?



  • 14 Jun 2011 2:13 PM | Anonymous
    I was told the same and with a new, measured height. I hope someone uses a simple form. My narrative is thorough and I recalculate needs only on a change of conndition.
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  • 22 Jun 2011 5:11 PM | Sandra Kubacki
    The only prescribed form in the regulations is the RAI. There are no other specific forms required. An annual assessment can be in narrative form.
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    • 14 Aug 2011 1:59 PM | Mary Chambers
      Yes the MDS and COS are the only yearly requirement not a whole new Nutitional assessment form as per my recent surveryors expertice. My usual narritive charting which is comprehensive is ok, but I started to write Annual , Quarterly or Change in the margin where I also write Nutition by the date.
      Thanks everyone
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