This guide earns valuable CE credits (CEUs) from professional credentialing agencies.
Think about your favorite meal—and then consider how you would feel if you were told you simply couldn’t eat it anymore…no exceptions!
Why does this happen all the time in long-term care? Dietitian Diane Hall says there’s no reason for it! A person’s right to express personal food preferences and make dietary choices is an important facet of person-centered care. This pragmatic guidebook for administrators, nurses, food service managers, and dietitians demonstrates step by step how to honor residents’ food choices while also meeting regulatory requirements and reducing liability. The Inside Scoop on Informed Choice clarifies what informed choice and self-directed dining are, and it provides the necessary forms, documentation, and learning activities to simplify the process of implementing a person-centered approach to dining in your care community.
Told in a unique storytelling format, this engaging and user-friendly resource debunks common myths and misinformation about special diets, restricted diets, doctors’ orders, and federal regulations. It shows you just how to satisfy a resident’s right to enjoy his or her favorite foods, preferred mealtimes, and customary eating habits, while also keeping the person safe. Time-saving tools based on federal guidelines and regulations for nursing homes help to streamline the individualization of care plans and include:
- Sample forms and guidelines, assessment tools, surveys, quizzes, and QAPI-based dining solutions (also available as downloadable resources with purchase of the book)
- Tip sheets for specialized diets (diabetic, low sodium, cardiac, altered consistency, tube feeding, and fluid restricted)
Each section of the book includes a Learning Center with educational activities that prepare you for a quiz to qualify for continuing education units (CEUs). With the expert resources and explanations offered throughout, The Inside Scoop on Informed Choice is your guide to successfully achieving individualized food services.
Continuing Professional Education
Introduction: A Voice for Choice
Meet Diane Hall
Why We Created This Guidebook
PART 1: CULTURE SHOCK!
Changing from Institutional to Personal Dining
- Pioneer Village is the Place to Be: Self-Directed Living is the Life for Me
- The Three Rights of Dining Delight: What, Where, and When?
PART 2: SOUNDS LIKE SOUND MEDICINE TO ME
Why Individualizing Diets Makes Healthy Sense
- How Much Do You Know About Restricted Diets?: The “Hits and Myths” of Restricted Diets
- Unplanned Weight Loss: A Serious Situation: The Risks of Restricted Diets
- The Lowdown on the Big Six Dietary Restrictions: The Surprising Evidence that Restricted Diets May Not Work
- The Skinny on Commercial Supplements
Dining Standards for Long-Term Care Communities
PART 3: IT ALL STARTS WITH AN INFORMED CHOICE
Self-Directed Care Plans Made Easy
- How Mary Hurway Got Her Diet Her Way: Creating a Self-Directed Care Plan
- Mary Hurway’s Care Plan Meeting
Making an Informed Choice
PART 4: WHAT MATTERS MOST
Taking the QAPI Steps Toward Self-Directed Dining
- A Chip Off the New Block: The Important Steps of QAPI Based Dining Solutions
QAPI and Person-Directed Care
PART 5: PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING
Reference Notes, Resources, Tools and Quizzes
APPENDIX OF RESOURCES AND TOOLS
Professional Continuing Education Credits(CE/CEUs)
If you are a dietitian, certified dietary manager, or nurse, you may qualify to receive 6 hours of continuing education credits (CE/CEUs) in association with this book, approved by a professional credentialing agency such as
- Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
- Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM)*
- American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC)
HOW TO EARN YOUR CEUs
- Go to the website www.seniornutrition.net/insidescoopceu
- Choose your credentialing organization from the options and make your payment of $30.00.
- Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an email with a link to the CEU test. Read the test thoroughly. If you have answer 80% or more of the questions correctly, you have successfully completed this course and will be prompted to download a certificate of completion. The certificate is provided for your portfolio. Please sign, date, and place it in your records. You do not need to submit this form to Balanced Senior Nutrition or to the CDR or ANCC.
*FOR CERTIFIED DIETARY MANAGERS: Continuing education should be reported directly to the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers. Go online to www.CBDMonline.org to self-report or to download a CE Report Form.
- Create person-centered care plans, step by step, using the forms in this guidebook.
- Define long-term care dining standards and requirements.
- Explain the five elements of a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) framework as they related to nutrition and dining practices.
- Describe alternatives to commercial supplements.