Minnesota's Home Care rules, which apply to Assisted Living settings, requires that:
"Client has an Individual Abuse Prevention Plan that is current and includes an individualized assessment of the client’s susceptibility to abuse by other individuals, the person’s risk of abusing other vulnerable adults; and statements of the specific measures to be taken to minimize the risk of abuse to that person and other vulnerable adults."
PALs offers a couple of ways of dealing with this. Please view the following video to review the PALs approach.
PALs could always be setup as either Assisted Living or Home Care, but not both on the same installation. That is now changed.
So now communities using PALs that wish to provide visit-based home care in their neighborhood, or for prospects on their waiting list, or for past residents, or for current residents needing additional care, can now do so using their current PALs installation.
With a simple click of the mouse, a resident is added to the home care client list; or vice versa to add home care clients to your Assisted Living list. Both client demographic information and medications are transferred. Print the 485 form as your plan of care and physician orders, and assign services to individual staff, rather than a shift as done in the Assisted Living setup. Print staff and client schedules and monitor for compliance.
Staff can document visits either electronically (depending on internet access at the client's home) or using paper forms for latter entry into the computer.
Interested... please call for more information and a demonstration.
We have just completed creating 30 new training videos explaining almost all features of PALs (we need to leave some features for you to discover!).
These videos can be downloaded as needed then fast-forwarded, repeated, whatever you need to do to learn the information. In addition, we've added an every Thursday online support meeting to answer any questions on the videos, or anything else.
Other support includes unlimited and free, phone and "GoToMeeting" support from 7 am to 7 pm 7 days per week.
PALs now enables staff texting. When entering staff information, you now can enter the staff's cell carrier, and with this information, plus the cell phone number, you have the ability to automatically send a text message to one or all staff members.
So now when you click on "Send Email" you also have the option to "Send Text Message". This may come in handy when you want to fill a shift, send a meeting reminder, or simply send a text message to someone working, without having the interruption of a phone call.
After completing a Master Of Social Work (MSW) degree in 1972, from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Patten began his first Assisted Living community in 1981, in Duluth Minnesota. In the following 25 years, Mr. Patten has developed communities in both the public (non-profit) and private sectors and created programming for frail, hospice, rehabilitation and memory care residents.
Since 2000 Mr. Patten has focused on developing software for Assisted Living Providers.
In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Pioneer in Assisted Living Services" award by MHHA and presented by ALFA.