Feeding Assistant

Assisting with Nutrition and Hydration in Long-Term Care

by Hartman Publishing, Inc.

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Soon you will be helping people to meet their eating and drinking needs. You will also play an important part in making mealtime a social and fun experience.

Assisting with Nutrition and Hydration in Long-Term Care exceeds the new federal guidelines for paid feeding assistants. This textbook also includes tips on how to make your tasks simpler, safer, and more enjoyable for residents. In addition, you’ll find information on:

  • The importance of observing and reporting changes in residents
  • Encouraging the social aspects of dining
  • Promoting residents’ right to dignity and independence
  • Protecting privacy, including HIPAA
  • Communicating with residents and staff
  • Handling emergencies
  • Understanding which residents you can assist
  • Working with residents who have dementia, sensory impairments, or who are recovering from a stroke

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