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The Allergies list in the resident profile includes all the items a resident is allergic to and are to be removed from his/her tray ticket. When auto selecting, the system will eliminate as a possible choice, any item(s) found in the Allergies list (including all items found in group foods). It is important to recognize that the system eliminates all items listed in allergies even if it means there are no available choices left. That is why it is important to include as many alternates as possible on the cycle menus and to include standard alternates in the always offered menu. You can also want to consider using the Menu Item Substitutions tool for replacing food items. The difference is that this tool eliminates one item or group of items and directs the system to replace it with another specific item.

Caution: Do not use both Allergies and Menu Item Substitutions to eliminate the same food item. Place it in one or the other.

To Add an Allergy food item to the resident's profile:

1.From the Resident profile screen, select Allergies from the Resident Needs tab. A screen displays any current Allergies on the right. (No allergies listed yet) is displayed if there are none.

2.On the left is a search field under the title Add Allergies. Start to type the food item you want to add and a list appears of similarly named items. Select the item you want to include in the resident's Allergies then click Add. This will place the item in the Current Allergies area.

3.If you want to include all of the items that appeared in the search box, click Select All. All of the items are selected. Click Add to include them and they will all be displayed in the Current Allergies box

4.If either the search or the current allergies displays a group food, you can highlight that group food and click the Edit Group to display the items within that group.