Vanderbilt Paid Feeding Assistant Training

Training Series Overview

This joint project between the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging and Qsource, a part of atom Alliance, a five-state quality improvement initiative in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee will enroll nursing homes throughout the state in a web-based program designed to train non-nursing personnel to assist with daily feeding assistance care.

This training curriculum is consistent with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation “Requirements for Paid Feeding Assistants in Long Term Care Facilities” (CMS C.F.R. §483.16), which allows facilities to hire single task workers and/or cross-train existing, non-nursing personnel (e.g., activities, dietary, housekeeping, volunteers) to help with daily feeding assistance care during and/or between regularly-scheduled meals (i.e., supplement and snack delivery).

The webinar-based training curriculum will be led by experts in gerontology, nursing, social work and nutrition within the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and guide staff through an eight-hour curriculum that meets both federal and state requirements. 

If your facility is interested in participating, please contact Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging at centerforqualityaging@vanderbilt.edu or 615-936-1499.

Funding Source

West End Home Foundation LogoWe would like to thank the West End Home Foundation for their support in making this webinar series possible.  

The Mission of the West End Home Foundation is to improve the quality of life of seniors through support of non-profit organizations that provide advocacy, food, housing, health, and transportation services to seniors.

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