Policy for passing fresh water? - page 2

Please help... Does your facility have a policy regarding passing fresh water? Would anyone be willing to share? You could post here or PM me. Thanks in advance! Shelly... Read More

  1. by   still-inspired
    Quote from mlolsonny
    Please help...
    Does your facility have a policy regarding passing fresh water? Would anyone be willing to share? You could post here or PM me.

    Thanks in advance!
    Shelly
    our facility has a 2 part hydration program.
    1 fresh iced h2o passed to all at the beginning of each shift by the designated cna, and at the beginning of the 2-10 shift pictures are changed out for clean ones, with the h2o pass.

    2 we have hydration /snack carts that come to the floor that include a snack cookies, crackers, fruit, along with 2 pictures of juice and cups of thickened juice labled with individual names on it to ensure that all residents recieve adequate hydration. this cart comes to the floors tid. at 10 am between bkfst, and lunch again at 2 pm between lunch and supper and once again at 7 pm or hs so far weve had lots of compliments about this program including from state agencys and family members not to mention the residents.

    each one of these 2 duties is assigned to a cna at the beginning of the shift.

    when they are passing the snacks they are also taking orders for the next meal as far as the main meal or prefering the alternate meal. and so many times all anybody wants is a choice, so this works out well.
  2. by   unknown99
    Twice in each 8 hour shift where I work.
  3. by   PBAJS
    mlolsonny "does your facility have a policy regarding passing fresh water?"

    if there is a policy, i have not heard or read anything about it.

    still-inspired .".. we have hydration /snack carts that come to the floor that include a snack cookies, crackers, fruit, along with 2 pictures of juice and cups of thickened juice labled with individual names on it to ensure that all residents recieve adequate hydration. this cart comes to the floors tid. at 10 am between bkfst, and lunch again at 2 pm between lunch and supper and once again at 7 pm or hs ... "

    haven't seen snacks at mid-morning or mid-afternoon. the only time i have seen snacks is at 7 pm. a resident is offered crackers, juice, milk or ice cream. (after reading this thread) i noticed that many, but not all residents, have pitchers in his/her room and a few pitchers actually had a thin layer of dust on them.

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