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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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October

October’s Note from Becky

In light of the recent hurricanes hitting the east coast, all of us at Becky Dorner & Associates are keeping those of you in mind who have been affected and sincerely hope that you are… Read More

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October Industry News: Standards for Care, Best Practices and Prevention Methods

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2018 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Nutrition Journal of the Academy of Nutrition…Read More

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International Awareness in October

October prompts awareness for two major health conditions that are responsible for a large percentage of deaths in the U.S: breast cancer and stroke. It’s so important that information on prevention and treatment is disseminated…Read More

September’s Note from Becky

September Is Healthy Aging Month—Let’s Celebrate! September is Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance aimed at bringing national attention to the positive aspects of aging, created by the editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine, Carolyn… Read More

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How Lifestyle Impacts Blood Pressure, and How Blood Pressure Affects Quality of Life

Not only does high blood pressure stem from the way we live our lives, but it also has a significant impact on how our lives play out in the future. As a nutrition care professional…Read More

September is Healthy Aging® Month!

Did you know that it’s September is Healthy Aging® Month? It’s all about bringing national attention to the positive aspects of growing older, how to embrace your age and how to live a healthy life…Read More

September’s Tips for Nutrition Care Professionals

In honor of September is Healthy Aging® Month, September’s tips for nutrition care professionals center around nutrition for the older adult. We’re focusing on our carefully crafted menu planning tool, as well as two CPE…Read More

Links Between Nutrition and Health

For August we’ve compiled some recent articles on various ways that diet impacts health—from lowering the risk of mortality, to treating pressure injuries, to foodborne illness. These articles highlight the effects that food has on…Read More

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Guidelines

Alzheimer’s and dementia are diseases that take individuals through different stages, from initial signs of cognitive impairment to end of life care. Up until now, guidelines for professional caretakers haven’t specifically covered each area of…Read More

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Associations Between Polypharmacy and Cognitive and Physical Capability

Polypharmacy has been associated with negative effects on health, such as premature mortality, reduced cognitive and physical functioning, adverse drug interactions, medication non-adherence and more. Most victims of polypharmacy end up with fatal doses or… Read More

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Maintaining Physical & Mental Health

Maintaining both physical and mental health in old age is the key to living a happy and comfortable life as an aging adult. Below is a compilation of articles on various methods of maintaining cognitive…Read More

Types of dietary fiber

FDA Recognizes 8 New Carbs as Dietary Fiber

On June 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration recognized eight new carbohydrates as dietary fiber, which is found to have positive effects on human health. The eight carbohydrates include: Sugarcane fiber and apple fiber…Read More

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