Monday, September 26, 2016

Labor Challenges in Assisted Living

The Senior Living Executive magazine, in their September / October 2016 issue, highlighted “The biggest threat to the senior living industry over the next 12 months and beyond will be labor; its costs, supply and quality.”

PALs can help you manage through this period by utilizing the following features:

Labor Costs – see blogs below related to shift productivity. PALs will track service hours and staff hours to compute both shift and staff productivity. By using this information when developing the staff work schedule, staffing costs can be managed without compromising resident care.

Labor Supply – again, by managing the shift productivity, you can get more “bang for the buck” and “right size” your staffing. You don’t need as many staff if you use your current staff more efficiently.

Labor Quality – PALs will keep track of staff evaluations and training, and along with acknowledging individual staff productivity and attendance tracking, you will know your “top performers” and be able to acknowledge and reward them appropriately, thus improving staff retention and quality, while building a community culture of excellence.

Worried about your labor challenge – call us to learn about the PALs Advantage.

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