Food Service: The assisted-living facility must provide food service as specified in the resident service agreement and may include special diets if offered by the facility.


4-006.10A Menus: When the facility provides food service, meals and snacks must be appropriate to the resident’s needs and preferences and must meet daily nutritional requirements.


4-006.10A1 Menus must be planned and written based on the Food Guide Pyramid or equivalent and modified to accommodate special diets and texture adaptations as needed by the resident and specified in the resident services agreement. Menus are made accessible to residents.


4-006.10A2     Menus should reflect the food preferences of the resident population to the extent possible.


4-006.10A3 Records of menus with food actually served must be maintained for a period not less than 14 days.


4-006.10B Nutritional Supervision: The facility must monitor residents for potential problems involving nutritional status as follows:


  1. Weigh each resident at the time of admission and record the weight in the resident’s record; and
  2. Weigh each resident identified as having potential problems with nutritional status at least quarterly and record the weight in the resident’s record. The facility must follow up to address or rectify any weight gains or losses that equal or exceed: 7.5% gain or loss in three months or 10% gain or loss in 6


4-006.10C Food Safety: The assisted-living facility must store, prepare, protect, serve and dispose of food in a safe and sanitary manner and in accordance with the Food Code.