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Preparing meals and feeding

Our caregiver will help with meal preparation to be consumed by person.
  1. Self/prompting: supervision and/or cueing of meal preparation and cooking with microwave, stove top/oven.
  2. Partial assistance: an example of this is taking a frozen dinner out of the paper carton or assisting the person to carry food to the table.
  3. Total assistance: an example of this is the provider may be cutting up, cooking, watching and otherwise preparing an entire meal for the person who is physically/mentally incapable of assisting in the preparations.

Caregivers will also help with feeding:

  1. Self/prompting: supervision and/or cueing to eat a meal.
  2. Partial assistance: in regards to feeding, means the cutting up of meat on plate or setting up plate. It is considered normal activity for babies birth to two (2) years old unless extenuating medical circumstances apply. Since it is considered normal for children in this age range to need this help, you would not mark it as a duty to be done under Personal Care program.
  3. Total assistance: in regards to feeding, means placing food on utensil and placing in the person’s mouth, prompting person to chew and swallow.