Feeding Assistant Program: Successful Program Completion
Feeding assistants may only work for a long-term care facility if they:
- Complete an approved training program. That includes additional training on the facility's resident population and Wisconsin Caregiver Program, P-63141 (PDF).
- Pass an approved written quiz with a score of 75% or higher.
- Pass an approved skill demonstration with a score of 75% or higher.
If they choose, training programs can add more testing requirements. Training program instructors should consider the needs of people with limited English or who have trouble reading. That may include an oral test in place of written.
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Instructors also must observe each student's performance. They must initial and date each skill as it's mastered. In addition, they must give students who successfully complete the program an approved certificate. The certificate must include:
- The completion date.
- The student's name.
- The training program.
Students who don't pass the program can review the training materials and try again. The number of times a student can retake the quiz and skill demonstration is determined by the training program. The program must document the failure and opportunity to try again.