It is 11 AM and you’ve just heard from two food service aides who cannot come in to work. Now what do you do?
One of your nursing aides has a little food service experience. Can she help in the kitchen to get through the lunch service?
The answer is “Yes, but…”
Yes, your nursing aide is on your staff, and you need to be able to deploy your staff where needed in these difficult times.
But, you need to be sure the person has a basic understanding of personal hygiene, food handling equipment safety and meal service before they work in your kitchen, for their personal safety and for the health and safety of the vulnerable population at your community.
Before you send the aide into the kitchen to work, utilize our Basic Food Handling resources to orient non-dietary staff to help in the kitchen and with meal service.
Many blessings and stay well.