Approval required for nursing homes and facilities for the developmentally disabled to train individuals to become feeding assistants.
Refer to Wisconsin Feeding Assistant Program Manual, P-00097 (PDF).
A long term care facility (nursing home or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) may not employ or use any individual as a feeding assistant unless the individual has:
- Reached 16 years of age.
- Successfully passed a caregiver background check, having no offenses on the Offenses Affecting Caregiver Eligibility for Chapter 50 Programs, P-00274 (PDF) that bar employment as a caregiver.
- Successfully completed a feeding assistant training and competency evaluation program.