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.
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.
3.0 You can print out the form from CMS. It says draft but
it is the final version.
RAI Definitions and
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
for MDS 3.0 article Informative article - sums up key points
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.
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.
Interviewing Guidebook - Section F by Recreation Therapy Consultants