Is there any state requirement for Assisted Living Providers in Colorado for lunch to go?

by Mel

If the residents go in the morning and will not be back to assisted living during lunch hour, do we have/require to provide lunch to go for the resident?

If the residents go in the morning and come back to assisted living pass the lunch hour, do we have/require to provide/serve lunch when the residents come back?


The regulations state,

1.109 (3) Meals and Snacks
109 (3)(a) Meals
(i) At least three nutritionally balanced meals in adequate portions, using a variety of foods shall be made available, either directly or indirectly through the resident agreement, at regular times daily.
(ii) In the event the meal provided is unpalatable, a substitute shall be provided.
109 (3)(b) Snacks
(i) Between meal snacks of nourishing quality shall be available.

If a resident plans to be gone and requests a lunch to go, I would provide it for them. If they are gone and are late getting back at the designated meal time, I would provide an alternate meal (perhaps a sandwich). (i.e., I wouldn't "hold" a lunch for them unless I knew they were coming back late and they had requested it).

It is a requirement that between meal snacks are available.

It is probably a good idea to address your "rules" in the house rules and the resident agreement.

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