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Dining Assistant Train-the-Trainer (In-Person)

November 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

LeadingAge New Jersey, NJHA and the Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ) are pleased to announce that we have scheduled a train-the-trainer education program for the dining assistant curriculum that has been verbally approved by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH).  DOH has given us approval to move forward with the train-the-trainer program in which they will be a participant.

The dining assistant curriculum was designed by a clinical team made up of members from LeadingAge New Jersey, NJHA and HCANJ and is compliant with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Federal Tag F-811 and 42 CFR 432.160 related to the use of paid dining assistants in nursing homes. This will be the only NJDOH approved curriculum.  The federal regulations give each state the flexibility to allow nursing homes to use dining assistants to supplement the services of nursing staff if their use is consistent with state law, and if the dining assistants successfully complete a state-approved training program. We have decided to use the term dining assistant, rather than feeding assistant, because we believe it is a term that is more aligned with person-centered care and resident dignity.

This program is intended to train the primary instructors of paid dining assistants in nursing homesThe primary instructor must be a registered nurse with previous long-term care experience and a current New Jersey license.  Ideally, the curriculum would be taught with other team members such as a registered dietitian, licensed physical, speech, and/or occupational therapist, and/or a licensed social worker.

Registration Information

Content will be the same for the webinar and in-person sessions.  There is NO fee but registration is required.

To register, please use the Dining Assistant Train-the-Trainer Registration form.  The capacity for the in-person session is 70 people.


November 9, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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CentraState Healthcare System
901 West Main Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
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