1. Baier, Linda M. MSN, RN,BC

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I question the following statement in "Nutrition in Older Adults" (A New Look at the Old, March): "In nursing homes that receive Medicare funding, certified nursing assistants record the percentage of food consumed by each resident at each meal. When the percentage drops below 75%, a nurse is required to perform a full assessment, including checking the resident's records, dietary flow sheets, dietary progress notes, and assessments."


I have consulted the chief dietitian, nursing administrators, and Medicare coordinator at my long-term care facility and have not found this information to be accurate for New York State. Please clarify.


Linda M. Baier, MSN, RN,BC


Rochester, NY