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Policies

Bringing Food to the Manor

Subject: Food Brought In By Visitors

Purpose

Food brought to the facility by family members or friends will be handled according to safe food handling guidelines. Designated staff will monitor foods and beverages brought in from outside sources for storage in facility pantries, refrigerators, freezers, and personal refrigerators. Any activity or event involving food that is held at the facility is monitored for food safety practices regardless of where the food was originally prepared.

Procedure
  1. Information will be provided on safe food handling and storage to staff, residents, family members, visitors, and community groups who may provide food or beverages to residents of the facility.
  2. Visitors will notify staff when food is brought in for residents. If concerns are identified, staff will notify the resident and/or resident representative of findings and the necessary action to be taken for proper food and beverage safe handling.
  3. Foods and beverages brought in from outside sources that require refrigeration or freezing will be labeled with the resident’s name, date, and stored in common areas or residents personal refrigerators for resident use. Food that can be stored at room temperature can be kept in residents rooms.
  4.  Food that can be stored at room temperature can be kept in resident’s room.
  5. Unopened or uncut food brought in from outside sources for residents can be stored in dietary refrigerators or freezers.
  6. All refrigerator and freezer units will have internal thermometers to monitor for safe food storage temperatures. Refrigerators should be kept at 41 degrees or below and freezers cold enough to keep foods frozen solid. Dietary staff will
    monitor temperatures in resident/employee use units in Coffee Shop, Cottonwood Point, and Employee Dining Room. Housekeeping will monitor units in resident rooms, in the volunteer/nursing office, and in the activity room. If temperatures are out of range, notify maintenance immediately. Dispose of refrigerated foods if they are above 41 degrees and freezer foods if no longer frozen solid to the touch.
  7. Food stored in common areas can be re-heated in microwaves in common areas, not in microwaves in the dietary department. It should be re-heated to at least 165 degrees for 15 seconds. Re-heated food can be cooled to a palatable temperature no less than 115 degrees.
  8. Dietary staff will also be responsible to check resident/employee use units in
    Coffee Shop, Cottonwood Point, and Employee Dining Room for food that is outdated, unlabeled, or not stored properly and discard. Housekeeping will do the same in all units in resident rooms, in the volunteer/nursing office, and in the activity room. Housekeeping will be responsible to check resident rooms through housekeeping processes for food and beverage items for safe and sanitary storage and handling.
  9. For group activities/events sponsored by the facility involving food brought in from outside sources:
    • The facility is responsible for ensuring safe food handling throughout the event.
    • Ensure that residents and families understand the event includes visitor
      provided food that was prepared outside the control of the facility.
    • Foods not sourced and produced by the facility cannot be stored, heated,
      or served from the facility kitchen.
    • Ensure safe food handling once the food is brought to the facility, including safe re-heating hot and/or cold holding, and handling of leftovers.
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Reference: §483.60; F813; Becky Dorner Policy and Procedure Manual; Good Samaritan Society Policy and Procedure; Leading Age Kansas

Code of Ethics

Moundridge Manor’s Code of Excellence outlines our Compliance and Ethics program and applies to our relationships with all medical providers, board members, contractors, volunteers, residents, resident families, and regulatory agencies, as well as to one another. We strive to uphold our organization’s expectations and standards regarding caring for our residents, working with our co-workers, and meeting our public and regulatory responsibilities.

This Code of Excellence is not intended to replace or supersede any existing policies of Moundridge Manor nor is it designed to be an exhaustive reference for all subjects contained herein. Review current policies for expanded details as needed. Some of these related policies include, but are not limited to, the following: Privacy and Confidentiality; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Health Information Breach Notification Policies and Procedures; QAPI Policy and Plan; Comprehensive Care Plan; Staff In- service Education; Attendance and Schedule Policy for Nursing Employees; Substance and Alcohol Abuse; Progressive Discipline

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Facility Garden-Fresh Produce Policy

Subject: Facility Gardens and/or Donated Fresh Produce

Purpose

Food produced and harvested from facility gardens and produce donated
from individuals will be safe for human consumption.

Procedure
  1. Facility staff in charge of facility gardens will use fertilizers and pesticides
    according their label parameters. Gardens will be maintained to keep food safe, including free from pests as much as possible, and using safe fertilizers,
    pesticides, and soil.
  2. Garden foods will be harvested using safe food handling practices to mitigate the danger of food borne illness.
  3. After harvesting, safe food handling practices will be followed for delivery to the kitchen.
  4. The dietary staff will be responsible for handling harvested foods properly once they reach the kitchen. This includes safe storage, thorough cleaning, and appropriate handling for preparation, service, and storage of leftovers.
  5. Produce donated by individuals shall be uncut/whole. It shall appear and smell of good quality. The individuals donating the produce shall assure the facility that the donated produce has met the pre-harvest interval between the last application of pesticide and the date of harvest, according to pesticide’s labeling parameters. The facility shall thoroughly wash all produce prior to serving it.
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Reference: §483.60; F812; Becky Dorner Policy and Procedure Manual; LeadingAge Kansas

Training/Resources

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Code of Ethics

Moundridge Manor’s Code of Excellence outlines our Compliance and Ethics program and applies to our relationships with all medical providers, board members, contractors, volunteers, residents, resident families, and regulatory agencies, as well as to one another. We strive to uphold our organization’s expectations and standards regarding caring for our residents, working with our co-workers, and meeting our public and regulatory responsibilities.

This Code of Excellence is not intended to replace or supersede any existing policies of Moundridge Manor nor is it designed to be an exhaustive reference for all subjects contained herein. Review current policies for expanded details as needed. Some of these related policies include, but are not limited to, the following: Privacy and Confidentiality; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Health Information Breach Notification Policies and Procedures; QAPI Policy and Plan; Comprehensive Care Plan; Staff In- service Education; Attendance and Schedule Policy for Nursing Employees; Substance and Alcohol Abuse; Progressive Discipline

VIEW POLICY DOCUMENT

Contents are sorted in alphabetical order for your convenience

Code of Ethics

Moundridge Manor’s Code of Excellence outlines our Compliance and Ethics program and applies to our relationships with all medical providers, board members, contractors, volunteers, residents, resident families, and regulatory agencies, as well as to one another. We strive to uphold our organization’s expectations and standards regarding caring for our residents, working with our co-workers, and meeting our public and regulatory responsibilities.

This Code of Excellence is not intended to replace or supersede any existing policies of Moundridge Manor nor is it designed to be an exhaustive reference for all subjects contained herein. Review current policies for expanded details as needed. Some of these related policies include, but are not limited to, the following: Privacy and Confidentiality; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Health Information Breach Notification Policies and Procedures; QAPI Policy and Plan; Comprehensive Care Plan; Staff In- service Education; Attendance and Schedule Policy for Nursing Employees; Substance and Alcohol Abuse; Progressive Discipline

VIEW POLICY DOCUMENT

Contents are sorted in alphabetical order for your convenience

Policies

Code of Ethics

Moundridge Manor’s Code of Excellence outlines our Compliance and Ethics program and applies to our relationships with all medical providers, board members, contractors, volunteers, residents, resident families, and regulatory agencies, as well as to one another. We strive to uphold our organization’s expectations and standards regarding caring for our residents, working with our co-workers, and meeting our public and regulatory responsibilities.

This Code of Excellence is not intended to replace or supersede any existing policies of Moundridge Manor nor is it designed to be an exhaustive reference for all subjects contained herein. Review current policies for expanded details as needed. Some of these related policies include, but are not limited to, the following: Privacy and Confidentiality; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Health Information Breach Notification Policies and Procedures; QAPI Policy and Plan; Comprehensive Care Plan; Staff In- service Education; Attendance and Schedule Policy for Nursing Employees; Substance and Alcohol Abuse; Progressive Discipline

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