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Regulatory Questions

Federal Regulations   Specific Questions Related to Federal Nursing Home Regulations Also refer to our Regulatory Tips & Resources page. Feeding Assistants F Tag 811 of the CMS State Operations Manual outlines guidelines for paid feeding assistants. Each state must determine if it will follow the federal rule as written,…Read More

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Why Should Older Adults Focus on Fiber?

 Digestion plays a vital role in our overall health and wellbeing, and fiber is the key to maintaining regulrity and avoiding constipation. Is there a link between irregularity and aging? What is constipation and what…Read More

Is Irregularity Normal for an Aging Adult?

Doris is a healthy 69-year-old woman who has recently had problems with “irregularity”, her polite word for constipation. She thought it was just a symptom of aging, but the problem was really starting to bother…Read More

Happy Holidays

December’s Note from Becky

From everyone at Becky Dorner & Associates, we’re wishing you a joyous holiday season filled with heartwarming memories and nutritious, delicious food.  Let’s help our clients and patients have an enjoyable holiday season by sharing…Read More

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News in Aging for December

We’re keeping up on the latest news in the nutrition industry so that you can, too! There’s new research that suggests senior cohousing has significant benefits that help fight the senior loneliness epidemic. The Centers…Read More

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Giving the Gift of Food and Nutrition

Sharon’s mother Bess is 84 years old and still lives independently in her own home. She likes to cook simple meals, go out to eat with friends and play bridge. But in the past year…Read More

Holiday Tips for Nutrition Professionals

Holiday Tips for Nutrition Professionals

With the holidays right around the corner, food will likely play a big role in many celebrations and gatherings. But let's not to forget the importance of nutrition and food safety in the midst of…Read More

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Is My Fatigue Related to Diabetes, Diet or Aging?

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Happy Thanksgiving

November’s Note from Becky

November is the perfect opportunity to give thanks to you, our customers for your support all throughout the year. We truly appreciate your patronage, your encouragement, and your suggestions. Please let us know what you…Read More

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving

 Thanksgiving is such a great holiday filled with family celebrations, good food and fun; but what about people with specific health concerns and conditions? Learn more about safe food preparation and diet restrictions during the…Read More

November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to increase awareness of the risks, symptoms, treatment and management of diabetes. In conjunction with NHLBI, the focus is on the link between diabetes and heart disease. Visit…Read More

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November Health Observances

November is Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month and COPD Awareness Month. In addition, World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is Thursday, November 20. We’ve compiled what we feel are the most helpful articles to understand…Read More

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Promote Breast Cancer Awareness in October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an observation started by the National Breast Cancer Foundation to promote awareness of breast cancer and early detection. Learn more about what you can do to share the message…Read More

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