Friday, December 28, 2012

Where Is My Data!

When moving software to "The Cloud", from your C-Drive or server, are you losing control of your data?

When the data is on your C-drive or server, you can always get to it. You invest a lot of time and energy into entering the data, so you hate to see it leave your computer, and your control.

When PALs is hosted on "The Cloud", your raw data is only a click away. You can download data from "The Cloud" to your computer whenever you wish. You can even filter the data, select specific fields to export, or download selected or all data files. The files are zipped and downloaded automatically, and they become available to you on your computer for further data-mining using tools such as Crystal Reports or Excel or to design a merge file for a Word document.

So having your data on "The Cloud", need not result in you losing access to your data.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Planning Tool for Assisted Living Providers

We have the best users! They are definitely the leaders of PALs development team.

Shortly after adding our Dashboard (see previous blog), a user called to say thanks and that it was helpful to see what they did in the past. But what about changing it to a forecasting tool!

GREAT IDEA. Yes, by giving users the option of editing the data, they could project "What If" scenarios to guide their future coarse. So now, you can edit any month to see what effect a change would make. Or edit a month to ask, what if we raise staff salaries by 10%, what effect would that have on the overall performance. Similar for Resident fees. Or if we change the shift productivity ratio (care hours / staff hours) what effect would that have.

Once the scenario looks like the future you want, make it the agency's goal, for example, by instructing the staff scheduler to create the future staff work schedule to reflect the new shift productivity ratio. If you can measure it, you can change it.

Thank you users for your contributions in making PALs software the best software of its type.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dashboard for Assisted Living Providers

PALs has just completed a new Dashboard to present Key Performance Indicators for Assisted Living providers.

With a simple click, up-to-date data is retrieved from throughout PALs showing trends for the past 6 months. No additional data-entry is needed.

By watching this Dashboard, and in combination with our "7 Steps to Guaranteed Profits", an organization can easily direct their pathway to profits.

For more information, please see our website at and call for a guest pass to experience PALs Software firsthand on "The Cloud".

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Send Text Message to Staff

I was talking with a new PALs user yesterday, and when reviewing the Staff Information section, he asked if it was possible to sent a TEXT MESSAGE to all staff. It was not a feature, but because we agreed it was a good idea, today it is a feature.

This is one of the many reasons why users prefer PALs; if something seems like a good idea, we add it NOW! This is also why PALs is the most comprehensive software of its type; we listen to our customers and view them as part of our development team.

Friday, August 24, 2012

NY Assisted Living Assessment

Update: we have now added another New York Assessment, DSS-4449D, "Nursing/Functional/Social Assessment" for Assisted Living Programs. Call for an online demonstration. Click HERE to view document.

Monday, June 18, 2012

NY - Medical Evaluation

PALs has added two new assessment forms for New York's Assisted Living communities; 1. Medical Evaluation and 2. Mental Health Evaluation. These forms are user-defined, so you can edit the form to customize it for your "brand" and to speed up data entry.

For more information please visit out website at

Monday, April 23, 2012

Resident Appraisal For Ca Residential Care Facilities

PALs has added the Resident Appraisal assessment for California users. PALs, using its user-defined assessments, has always captured the needed data. Now we have formatted it to look like the actual form, Lic 603a (7/99).

To view the form, click HERE. For further information please visit our website and download our free trial at:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Medication Protocol - for Assisted Living

A new user asked if PALs has a feature where a person could enter a Protocol of 5-10 medications and have them all be entered at once. At the time we didn't. But the idea sounded like a good one; so four hours later that feature was added to PALs.

PALs, Professional Assisted Living Software, as the name implies is primarily developed for Assisted Living Communities. The user making this request is operating a Detox center and Residential program for  Addiction Recovery. This same protocol process can be used for entering Standing Orders, or a Protocol of treatments.

PALs is very appreciative for all the suggestions made by our faithful users who have partnered with us to make PALs the preferred software for residential communities.

For more information, please visit our website at or call.