Category: Dietitian Resources

Topic 4: Helpful Resources for Students and Interns by Jessie Donaldson

          While working with my preceptor in a long-term care facility, I found several resources to be helpful to have on hand. These included a few handy pocket guides, a useful app on my phone, some evidence-based websites, and my go-to textbook. The resources… Continue Reading “Topic 4: Helpful Resources for Students and Interns by Jessie Donaldson”

15 easy ways to increase calories in LTC

Mix 4oz ice cream with chocolate milk Mix 4oz Magic Cup with 8oz whole milk or Ensure Plus Extra cottage cheese at a meal (can be puréed also) Add 30 mL liquid protein to 4oz juice 1oz peanut butter with toast or English Muffin… Continue Reading “15 easy ways to increase calories in LTC”

Ace your LTC/Clinical Rotation

I am a RDN with over 25 years of experience in LTC. Over the past few years, I have been working with students as a preceptor. This led me to create four nutrition presentations that have proven to be helpful to student dietitians and… Continue Reading “Ace your LTC/Clinical Rotation”

Sample nutrition note for a resident with a decline in meal intake

5/20/17-Resident has experienced a decline in meal intake the past week r/t UTI with ABT therapy.  She denies any difficulty chewing or swallowing. Currently eating 25-50% of meals, which is down from her usual 50-100%. Weight taken on 5/3/17 was 136# and was stable… Continue Reading “Sample nutrition note for a resident with a decline in meal intake”

NutriGuide app

Working in long term care for over twenty-five years has been rewarding as well as challenging.  I’m actually amazed at how many things have changed since I began. When I started out, I felt that there were no clear guidelines for providing nutrition therapy.… Continue Reading “NutriGuide app”

Pressure Ulcer CE pathway

Hydration Critical Element Pathway

LTC Videos

Also available: LTC and the State Survey Link to Long-term  care videos

Nutrition Critical Element Pathway

Click to access CEP-CMS-Nutrition-Critical-Element-Pathway-.pdf This is a link to the pathway that the surveyors use during the State Survey process. It serves a guide to facilities to ensure adequate nutrition.

Great Reference on LTC Regulations


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