Free Paid Feeding Assistant Curriculum - Only Available for One More Month!

The expedited Paid Feeding Assistant training allowed byCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) throughout the pandemic will end in June.

Last year, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) modified the minimum training requirement for Paid Feeding Assistants from eight hours to one hour under a waiver from CMS. In an April 7 Memorandum, CMS announced that this waiver will terminate on June 6.

MDH has confirmed that any individual who completed the Paid Feeding Assistant training under the waiver and consistently demonstrated the necessary competency to work in a feeding assistant capacity will not be required to go back and complete a full eight-hour training after the waiver expires. However, eight hours of training will be required for new feeding assistants after it expires.

Our partners at EduCare have released the only MDH-approved expedited curriculum in Minnesota, a 2.5-hour course with competencies. Thanks to the generous support of the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation and EduCare, the Paid Feeding Assistant program is available at no cost to LeadingAge Minnesota members. It will be open until the waiver expires. Take advantage of this time savings by completing the Paid Feeding Assistant curriculum before June 6!

How to Register for EduCare Users

Members who are users of EduCare training have access to the Paid Feeding Assistant curriculum through their EduCare Library. Contact Jennifer Anderson, President/CEO of EduCare, if you have questions about accessing it.

How to Register for Non-EduCare Users

Members may access the same training for free here. Course syllabus and competency resources will be provided to staff educators/RN trainers. 

Contact Anna Mowry at LeadingAge Minnesota or Jennifer Anderson at EduCare with questions.

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