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MDS 3.0 Information for the Activity Professional

MDS 3.0 has been designed to improve the reliability, accuracy, and usefulness of the MDS, to include the resident in the assessment process, and to use standard protocols used in other settings. The MDS 3.0 will be implemented in all nursing homes on October 1st, 2010. Here are some links that may be helpful as you implement the new process in your facility.

MDS 3.0 Training Materials Provided by CMS
This site is where all current information will originate from. They have the forms, the manuals, training slides, guides for the training slides and more.

MDS 3.0 You can print out the form from CMS. It says draft but it is the final version.

RAI Definitions and terms.

VIVE Video Interviewing Vulnerable Elderly demonstrates best-practice approaches for implementing the new MDS interviews for cognition, mood, preferences and pain. You can watch the entire video on this site.

Preparing for MDS 3.0 article Informative article - sums up key points and changes.

A page devoted to the Activity CAT (Care Area Trigger), defining what would trigger and warrent completing a Care Area Assessment.

A page devoted to an overview of the Resident Assessment Instrument and the Care Area Assessment process and how it is meant to work together.

MDS 3.0 for Activities Webinar by Kimberly Grandal, ACC/MC, CTRS of Re-Creative Resources. This is a webinar specific to Section F. Kim also has a comprehensive page on her site devoted to MDS 3.0.

MDS Interviewing Guidebook - Section F by Recreation Therapy Consultants








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