Sam Gross, MS.RD.LD.
Registered Dietitian,
Personalized Nutrition Therapy


Nutrition Now is a Dietitian Consulting service

Nutrition Now has been serving Central and Western Kansas since January 2006.  I specialize in individual nutritional counseling and long term care consulting and offer quality and reliable nutrition education by a Registered Dietitian.  We can provide Individualized Nutrition education (Private Practice), Wellness Programs such as Weight Loss, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, and many more. We also can provide Public Speaking on Nutritional topics.  Our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber. 

Services
On-site consulting services include the following daily with many Hospitals and Long Term care facilities.  A Registered Dietitian is assigned to each facility performing one on one patient care to include recommendations, Input assessments on paper or by computerized charting.  

We can provide your residents/patients with knowledge concerning their disease state, related to nutrition.  Educational materials are provided that are easy to read and understand. Overall evaluation of food production area and options taking into consideration the available kitchen space and equipment.  Monitoring of meal service and dining programs including quality, quantity temperature and acceptance by the residents/patients.  Monitoring of menu implementation and acceptance.  Nutrition Now will assist in customizing menus to accommodate resident preferences.

Policy & Procedures
We can also help with developing and assessing of the Policy and Procedures specific to your facility.  We look at the routine clinical duties such as nutritional assessment, evaluation of residents, and appropriateness of diet orders of residents in acute, skilled intermediate and assisted living units.  The age groups covered are from birth to death.  We also participate in Care-plans and completion of the MDS when facility is asking of these duties. 



Support
In-service’s can be presented for any aspect of your health care team to include

  • Facility personnel, Food and Nutrition, Pharmacy, Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, and Physicians.
  • On-site training of the Food Service Manager including preceptor for Dietary Manager's Course when needed. 
  • Performance and training for new dietary mangers and diet technicians after hiring to orientate to the facility standards programs, policies and record keeping programs. 
  • Provide additional support to facilities experiencing operational or regulatory difficulties. 
  • We give entrance and exit conferences with the Dietary Manager, Director of Nursing and Administrator. 

Our Services include,

Phone support, an on-call registered dietitian is available to the facilities by telephone to handle urgent questions or concerns of facility staff. 
In addition, each dietitian has a voice mailbox.  Faxed Assessments can be done, with patient confidentiality at hand.  We offer twenty-four (24) hour turnaround of faxed nutritional assessments for the residents that have special needs such as tube feeding, open wounds, or weight loss.  We can monitor tube feeding formulary and protocol.  This can also be used to bridge the gap between consulting visits and maintain timeliness of nutritional assessments. 
We can help with and access with Direct computer charting.  The Facility can give a licensed copy of the online charting so Registered Dietitian can write a SOAP note online and make patient recommendations for the provider.  This will afford the facility less time of the consultant on-site.