Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Don’t Buy Assisted Living Software!

You don’t really want to buy assisted living software, what you want to do is find a solution to a problem and put systems in place to ensure resident-centered quality care.

For example, if you want to improve your medication management, and put a system in place to ensure medication orders are renewed as needed and the medications administered (and documented) as orders, you may want to consider PALs Medication Manager.

If you want to ensure that Resident service agreements meet standards, that services are given as agreed, and invoiced appropriately, PALs Executive would put the necessary systems in place. With this system, your organization integrity is protected as you will be doing what you agreed to do in the resident service agreements. PALs will print a daily shift assignment sheet for workers, so they what services to provide, and a documentation form to note conformity, or any variations.

If you are concerned about meeting other regulatory compliance issues, such as staff credentialing or training; or needs to supervise a residents plan of care or physician orders by certain dates, PALs has the systems for you.

If you may need to ensure that resident assessments meet regulatory requirements, and your agency’s needs. With PALs, you can create and customize your own assessments.

Finally, if you are finding it difficult to remain profitable, PALs has a one report that will monitor profitability, so you can review it when staff schedules are released, and monitor it daily for compliance. See 7 Steps to Profitability below.

To download a FREE trial of PALs, simply go to www.PALsSoftware.com .

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Michigan Assessment Plan for AFC Residents

Last week we had two requests to include Michigan's Assisted Living Assessment in our assessment library. Since we pride ourselves on listening to our customers, this assessment is now included.

PALs offers user-defined assessments for when the content is more important than the format. But when you want a specific format, so it looks like a specific form, a custom assessment is created and saved in our library.

To review this and other assessments, simply go to www.PALsSoftware.com and download our FREE PALs Executive trial.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rent Roll report for Assisted Living Communities

PALs has added a new report to our over 100 reports to consolidate data into what is commonly known as a "Rent Roll" for Assisted Living Communities.

A Rent-Role report is a monthly report showing all units or apartments, occupied and vacant, and the related revenue that is generated by each occupied apartment. This report further divides the revenue into Services and Non-Service related categories.

What makes our Rent Roll unique, is that we follow this report with a follow-up report showing where the Service Revenue originates (what specific services or service packages are most popular) and the related staff costs to provide these services. So the final BALANCE after charges column tells us what services we provide most profitably.

For a short video of this report, click HERE and visit our website at www.PALsSoftware.com to download a trial copy for your review.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Assisted Living Activities

PALs has extended it's support for Activities program. You can now enter an activity, select days of week, and PALs will automatically enter the event into an events calendar.

So if you have a M/W/F exercise program, you enter the event, "Exercise" and click in Monday, Wednesday, Friday then set the date, 3/1/2010 to 3/31/2010, and PALs will automatically enter the events for the appropriate dates and print the Activity Schedule for March.

In addition, when residents attend an event, an attendance sheet is printed for documentation. Later, or in real-time, you can enter the residents who attended, and repeat for other residents, with a single push of a button. You can then print a resident activity report for any time period entered.

For more information, or to download a free trial of PALs and try it yourself, visit our website at www.PALsSoftware.com

Texas Resident Assessment Form

PALs is pleased to announce that the Resident Assessment form for Texas has been added to the assessment forms library.

Texas regulations require that residents be assessed along 23 domains (A-T), but does not provide a form. PALs now provides that form. This form is user-defined, so programs may add additional items.

For more information, go to www.PALsSoftware.com and download a FREE trial of our PALs Executive program, the complete Assisted Living operations software.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MAR with Picture

We have been repeatedly asked to add a picture to our MARs and we have now done so. The primary reason for adding pictures is to help ensure that the medication is given to the right resident. The picture helps staff, particularly new staff, identify residents.

To view our MAR with Pictures click HERE.