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7 Different Careplans for OASIS M1870: Are You Using the Right One?

There are seven (7) different careplan scenarios based on the answer to OASIS M1870 Feeding or Eating. If the patient is not independent in feeding her/himself (answer '0') , the patient should be any of the the following seven (7) careplans:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 2, 2021

4 Exercises for the Chairbound to Improve Upper Body Strength

As part of your rehabilitation plan for patients with deficits in M1850 Transferring and M1840 Toilet Transferring, M1830 Bathing and other activities of daily living (ADLs) that require upper body strength, the following four (4) exercises are recommended for patients who are...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 26, 2021

Dysphagia Diets? Home Health Clinicians Should Know...

Dysphagia is among the most common conditions in home health patients and poses a great risk for re-hospitalization. Teaching and guidance on the National Dyphagia Diet (NDD) Dysphagia Diet for patients with swallowing, feeding and eating difficulties should be included in your...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Nov 16, 2020

OASIS M1870: 3 Strategies to Assist with Feeding & Eating

Preparing and serving food for optimum nutritional intake

  1. Serve 5-6 small meals rather than three large meals.
  2. Chop or cut the food into bite-size pieces.
  3. Serve the most nutritious foods first.
  4. Allow the patient enough time to chew and swallow each bite.
  5. If necessary for swallowing...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 10, 2015