Who is qualified to provide Restorative Aide training?
Recommend that a therapist or nurse performs the training. It would be best practice to have the therapist provide the training or have the therapist train the nurse, and then the nurse trains the CNA/RNA. The RAI Manual nor F726 specifies who provides the training but indicates, “Nursing assistants/aides must be trained in the techniques that promote resident involvement in the activity.”
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2019, October). Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument 3.0 User’s Manual, Version 1.17.1. https://downloads.cms.gov/files/mds-3.0-rai-manual-v1.17.1_october_2019.pdf
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Manual System. (2017, November 22). State Operations Manual Appendix PP – Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities, Apppendix PP. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/GuidanceforLawsAndRegulations/Downloads/Appendix-PP-State-Operations-Manual.pdf