Our mission is to improve the quality of life and nutritional status of older adults in nursing facilities throughout South Dakota and Iowa through individualized nutrition approaches.
We provide skilled food, nutrition and health care services to nursing facilities, hospitals, home care and residential living centers.
Traditional Dietitian Consult
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require that long-term care facilities employ a qualified dietitian on a full-time, part-time or consultant basis as stated in section 483.60.
The section goes on to state that if the person responsible for food service is not a dietitian, this person shall have frequent and regular scheduled consultation from a dietitian.
The primary role of the consultant dietitian is to provide comprehensive nutrition care to the elders residing in nursing homes.
Our qualified registered dietitians partner with health care providers of the facility to identify and treat individuals at increased nutrition risk through clinical observation, assessment and communication.
Our consultant dietitians also provide training to the dining services staff in the areas of menu development, food preparation, food storage and food sanitation.
Other Consulting Services
The long-term living industry is ever-changing. The good news is we have a variety of consulting options that meet your every need.
The dietitian is a crucial part of the assisted living environment.
We focus on nutrition education and providing expert meal planning for residents to keep them healthy.
Nutrition education can be offered in groups for weight control, diabetes and heart healthy diets.
Medicare Part B Reimbursement for Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medicare Part B reimburses medical nutrition therapy for chronic kidney disease stages three and four and diabetes mellitus for those not living in a nursing home.
Our dietitians hold Medicare provider numbers and can provide nutrition therapy for your elders who qualify.
The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (ORBA), also known as the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, requires specialized knowledge of food service operations and nutrition care.
Survey changes and enforcement rules have increased the risk for a level G citation or higher.
We can assist you in identifying potential compliance issues and help you stay ahead in the regulatory compliance arena.
Contact us here to discuss how we can meet your needs and become an essential part of your interdisciplinary healthcare team.