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Fruits and Vegetables

It’s “Fruits & Veggies – More Matters” Month

September is “Fruits and Veggies - More Matters” month! This month-long observance is designed to spread the importance of incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet and making healthy lifestyle choices. Research confirms that maintaining…Read More

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Malnutrition, Frailty and the New CMS Patient Driven Payment Model

With the implementation date for the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) just around the corner, and Malnutrition Awareness Week quickly approaching, frailty is a great topic to bring into the mix. Industry professionals are…Read More

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign created by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness of and challenge the stigma around dementia. New studies are showing that there’s a link between Alzheimer’s disease and…Read More

Healthcare professionals

The Latest in Industry News for August

Our goal is to keep nutrition professionals up-to-date on the latest industry news. Learn more about what’s happening with CMS RoP provisions and the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). CMS Seeks One-Year Delay for Some RoP…Read More

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Celebrate National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. The articles we compiled below discuss nutrition, exercise and standards of care—all the things that we hope you…Read More

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Emergency and Disaster Planning

The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year, which means we’re in the thick of it right now! If you live in an at-risk area, it’s important to stay up-to-date on…Read More

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July is National Picnic Month!

July is National Picnic Month, and there couldn’t be a better month for it! It’s important to soak up some vitamin D, exercise, and relax outside while you enjoy some fun foods with those you…Read More

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July’s News in Aging

At Becky Dorner & Associates, we keep up with the latest news in aging so that you can, too! Learn more about the epidemic that’s developing surrounding senior hunger, the new profile of older Americans…Read More

Food Safety for Summer Celebrations

June 7, 2019 is World Food Safety Day! This initiative was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization who together manage a Joint Food Standards Programme,…Read More

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month? According to SMART Brain Aging, dementia affects 47 million people worldwide. This month-long observance was initiated by the Alzheimer’s Association as a way to…Read More

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June is Men’s Health Month!

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? This month-long observance is intended to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This is…Read More

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Are You Ready for IDDSI Implementation This Month?

The time is here! May 1, 2019, is the official launch date for IDDSI implementation in the U.S. Implementation for your facility will take time, and that’s okay! Our hope is that by sharing resources…Read More