Long-Term Care

How would you code ADLs if a resident requires the help of two CNAs, but not the physical assistance?

MDS 3.0 Insider, July 11, 2011

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Q: If a resident is coded as supervised for ambulation in column 1 for Section G, but requires a CNA to push the wheelchair behind them and a CNA to carry the IV pole, should this be coded as 3 in column 2? I’m still a newbie and have a hard time with this coding due to the “no physical-hands on assist” language.

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