Being diagnosed with arthritis can be difficult. Arthritis is not easy on the body and causes serious pain to those who have it. It is important to keep our bodies healthy to prevent this condition. The Arthritis Foundation emphasizes the importance of staying physically active and protecting our joints in order to prevent arthritis or at least slow its progression. However, as you get older, it is hard to be physically active or take care of your joints without the help of others. Home care agencies provide caregivers to help the elderly prevent the progression of Arthritis. These caregivers also to do a lot more in order to ensure the safety of the elderly as they remain in their own homes.
ADLware also wants to help the aging population. We do so by proving the best home care software to manage the operations of your agency. With countless possibilities that can help in scheduling, billing, payroll, telephony, GPS timecards and much more, ADLware will lighten the burden of running the company. This way the focus can be on the service and care for those you take care of. Contact ADLware today for a free demo to see how we can best help you.
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Did you know…?There are currently 483 million people in the world over the age of 65. By 2030, that number will reach 974 million. Experts recommend that by the year 2025, approximately 18% of the world’s population will be seniors. Let these facts assure you of your job security. More and more people are entering the health care profession not just for the lucrative nature of the industry but because they are needed. Private duty ranks among one of the fastest growing industries, largely due to the immense supply and demand of caring for our senior population.You are in the right place. And since you are here, visiting us, we feel confident you can find all the technological needs in ADLware that will help you run a smooth and effective office, whether you work out of a high rise or your car. ADLware’s on-the-go features such as mobile tracking, GPS timecards, and intuitive scheduling, billing, and referral capabilities, we are taking private duty software into the next generation. And we plan to be around for a long time.
The home care market used to be a market with few barriers to entry. However, recent law and regulation changes are making it more difficult to run a home care agency like you used to. At ADLware Home Care Software we understand the importance of being flexible to change. We've created a home care software solution that allows you to comply with state and federal regulations.
Having a difficult time finding a software to fit your needs? We can help. Let us know what regulations you need to comply with and we'll make it happen. We understand the importance of change, and that's what we're all about. Our software is constantly improving, making your life easy.
So don't wait. See how ADLware can help you adjust to the changing regulations.
In today’s world where technology is continually changing the landscape of how we access information and conduct business, ADLware is a home care software that seeks to provide a unique and simplified way to accomplish this task. Our unique Family CARES portal and caregiver portal’s allow for home care agency’s to provide transparency to those with whom they do business: family members, caregivers, referral sources and many more, thereby demonstrating your commitment to them and your desire for your mutual success.To learn more about how these portal’s can take your home care company to the next level, reducing day-to-day operational costs and improving your understanding of your own business, call ADLware today to set up a free demo.
Winter can be hazardous in many ways. It increases the amount of accidents on the road and brings a higher risk of catching an illness. Here are a couple of helpful hints for the elderly, so they can have a joyous winter:
1. Avoid the bug going around - get your flu and pneumonia vaccinations and consistently wash your hands with soap and water.2. Keep your strength - you need to find ways to exercise indoors, whether that is walking, swimming or other exercises that can be done indoors. 3. Stay warm - put on the extra layers of clothing to keep yourself warm and pay attention to how long you are outside.4. Avoid falls - always look for ice that might be on the ground and make sure your shoes have good tread at the bottom to get grip. Stay inside on snowy days if at all possible.5. Use caution while shoveling snow - shoveling snow can be strenuous on your back and even your heart. Consult with your doctor before shoveling snow yourself.
ADLware wants to help the aging population and is doing so by providing the most reliable home care software. ADLware helps home care companies give the best service possible to the elders in their community. With premiere scheduling capabilities, GPS timecards, Family portal and so much more, ADLware is making it easy to care for the elderly. Contact ADLware today for a free demo of our services.
As we near the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, many of are reminded of the importance of gratitude, and try to find new ways of expressing our appreciation to those who have given so much of their time and effort. In the home care industry, there are many ways caregivers can express their appreciation to their clients via a hand written card, a small gift, or other act of kindness. Even business owners can take the time to offer additional help this holiday to make sure their caregivers and clients alike have something and someone to be thankful for.
At ADLware, we recognize this important aspect of demonstrating appreciation to those who we work with on a regular basis. Taking the time during this season can be a great way to solidify relationships and ensure they continue onward indefinitely. ADLware is constantly listening and learning from our customers to understand ways in which we can better improve our communication with both our customers, their clients and caregivers, and their families as well, such as our Family CARES portal and other innovative communication tools built in to our home care software.To learn more about how ADLware can assist you this season in sharing your holiday spirit, call us today to schedule a free demo.
Every home care agency wants to and does hire the best caregivers. The caregivers are the lifeline of the company. Their compassion and love shows the clients and families how much the company as a whole cares for each individual person. ADLware helps make the hiring and retention of the best caregivers fast and easy.
ADLware is the home care software that provides premier features for caregivers and potential caregivers. Applications that are imbedded into your website give potential caregivers an easy way to apply for your company. To make your job easier, ADLware provides background check capabilities directly from the software. The screening and hiring process can now go faster and smoother. After the caregiver has been hired they can have access to your caregiver portal, provided by ADLware, to view their schedule, request time off, view updates by the office and so much more. Contact ADLware today to schedule a free demo to see our system and how it can best help you and your company.
It’s Fun Fact Friday! DID YOU KNOW…Sometimes in our attempts to maintain good health, we turn to the liquids to quench our dietary needs. Some of these facts may surprise you!“All-juice cleanses and fasts are very high in refined carbohydrates and they don't provide your body with any protein,” says Joy Bauer. According to Bauer, protein is what keeps your metabolism going so you can burn fat and keeps you feeling full. So, avoid juicing as a full-on diet, but adding it to your balanced diet is a good thing. Coconut milk is the liquid from the flesh part of the coconut and it is very, very high in calories and rich in saturated fat, so beware if you are trying to lose weight. Coconut water, on the other hand, is the clear liquid inside an immature coconut. That has about 45 calories a cup and has electrolytes, which is good for athletes. “So, if you like it, go for it!” says Bauer.Dr. Oz really surprised us when he revealed that skim milk is more fattening than regular milk. When the fat is completely removed from milk, it becomes a sugar drink. He recommends going for 2% milk instead. At ADLware, we care about all aspects of your health. And for those of you preserving the health of others by providing home care services, we hope you will consider us for all of your private duty software needs. With our convenient scheduling platform, Quickbooks integration, telephony, GPS timecard, mobile intake, and unique FamilyCARES portal, ADLware offers the most state-of-the-art cloud-based software solution on the planet. And as we are compatible you’re your favorite mobile device, we go where you go. Whether you have 2 or 200 clients, contact us today for a free demo and see how ALDware can work for you.
ADLware is a strong advocate of great senior care. We want our seniors to be more than just looked after; we want them to enjoy the time they spend with their caregivers--and not just enjoy, but relish in the activities of the day. We want to encourage planned activities catered to the needs of your seniors being cared for.
Depending on the area in which you live, these activities may vary. Going on a walk can be as exciting as you choose to make it. Find a lake, a beach or a pleasant avenue to take a stroll on. Delight in the nature around you and enjoy the agreeable company and stories from the lives of your seniors. Work together on a puzzle and celebrate the accomplishment of fitting each piece in the right place. Watch in awe as your seniors complete a crossword puzzle without resorting to the Internet for a single answer.
Every part of ADLware works together to provide our seniors with the best care possible. From matching the skills of caregivers with the preferences of our seniors, to tracking the activities of daily living, we sincerely hope that our seniors are being well looked after, developing lasting relationships and having fun!
There are many myths about registries, and although ADLware home care scheduling software was designed for full-service home care agencies, we do have quite a few registries that use us.Pro - Consumer directed careCon - Cannot control the methods or the meansPro - Consumer gets to pick the caregiverCon - Caregiver/client relationship may be stronger than registry/client relationshipPro - Caregiver compensation tends to be hire making it easier to recruit the better caregiversCon - Cannot supervise, train, hire or fire, making it harder to remove less competent caregiversPro - Client gets more care for their moneyCon - Can’t market or brand registry through caregiver, they must represent caregiver as their own entity
Beginning the process of researching, vetting and ultimately choosing the best home care provider in your area can present some challenges. By choosing a provider that utilizes innovative, web-based home care software like ADLware, you can rest assured that your loved one’s care services are accountable and transparent.AccountabilityLook for differentiators in your research process: 1) who has innovative new tools to ensure that each client is receiving quality services in a timely manner? 2) Who leverages technology for my loved-one’s benefit? Caregiver accountability is made easy for an agency using ADLware’s home care software with our unique GPS timecard and built-in telephony services. These clock-in services require caregivers to clock in and out to authenticate their services rendered at client locations, thus ensuring quality of care delivered.TransparencyAnother aspect of home care is transparency. ADLware has created our FamilyCARES online portal, providing family members real-time updates from caregivers about their shift including time/date stamped tasks performed and a calendar of upcoming shifts to see, all available online via secure logins. Our family portal allows all relatives, practitioners and friends to keep an eye on their loved one’s daily care from anywhere in the world with internet access.To learn more about how choosing ADLware’s home care software can assist you in your family’s care, contact us today to set up a free demo.
A recent study shows that there are over 7.5 million individuals who receive home health care services. Also, it is estimated that the number of healthcare agencies will spike by 51 percent by the year 2016. With such a growing industry, it has become increasingly important to make sure that each home health care company is efficient and effective. Technology has allowed companies to operate that way.
Sherl Brand who serves as the chair for the National Association of Home Care and Hospice Forum of State Associations said about technology, "these tools and the ability to use them in virtually any setting make home healthcare and it’s providers the epitome of mobile health. Efficient and effective software allows a health care company to reach it's maximum potential." ADLware has the functionality that you need to get your home health care.
It’s Fun Fact Friday! DID YOU KNOW…• Blood is about 78% water.• The human heart weighs less than 454 grams.• The longer the ring finger is in males, the less chance they have of having a heart attack.• The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women who snore regularly compared to women who do not snore.• Warfarin, used to clot blood and to prevent blood clots from moving, is the most widely used anticoagulant in North America, but it was originally developed as a pesticide against rodents and it is still available for that purpose.• People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of getting a blood clot in the brain.(fun facts borrowed from The Human Body Exhibition http://thbexhibition.com/did-you-know.asp)At ADLware, we care about all aspects of your health. And for those of you preserving the health of others by providing home care services, we hope you will consider us for all of your private duty software needs. With our convenient scheduling platform, Quickbooks integration, telephony, GPS timecard, mobile intake, and unique FamilyCARES portal, ADLware offers the most state-of-the-art cloud-based software solution on the planet. And as we are compatible you’re your favorite mobile device, we go where you go. Whether you have 2 or 200 clients, contact us today for a free demo and see how ALDware can work for you.
Retaining good caregivers can be difficult, but by setting up things correctly from when you are a new start-up, you can retain your best and keep them. Here are 6 ways to retain your best caregivers.1. Have a clear job description and stay within that description2. Have clear expectations of what they are to accomplish, and make sure those expectations are attainable and measurable3. Make your employees feel wanted and appreciated4. Conduct at least 8 hours of training before they begin working for your organization5. Training should be conducted each year6. Provide benefitsOf the list above, one that I want to touch on is benefits. Traditionally this means health insurance or 401k matching. One benefit that I have seen used to great success is paying for a cell plan. By doing this, caregivers really feel an added benefit to working for you and they are less likely to leave.
As colder temperatures slowly inch across the nation, it’s important to remember ways to keep warm that are both effective and cost efficient; especially for seniors who may not have the resources they need readily available to them. In today’s blog, we’ll see some alternatives to simply blasting the heat in your home or apartment:1. Use additional blankets; particularly at night2. Wear layers throughout the day that are easy to remove3. Seal windows/doorways that may have leaks to ensure heat stays4. Allow sunlight into the home when shining, and use drapes at night to keep heat in5. Close off any unused rooms to maintain heat in only needed areas throughout the home6. Cook with your oven - this is a great “two birds with one stone” approach: 1) more delicious food to eat and 2) a warmer home!We at ADLware understand the importance of continuing education and improvement in our communities. As a comprehensive day-to-day operational home care software provider we know it’s the small things that make the big difference. Call us today to schedule a free demo and learn more about how we can help your business to the next level.
The month of November is the time to think about who we are thankful for in our lives. And on this day of November 11th, we are especially grateful for the veterans who have put their lives on the line, gave their time and served our country. There are hundreds of ways to honor our veterans but one of the best ways is for us to return the favor and serve them.
Home care agencies work hard to serve their communities and especially help those veterans who have sacrificed so much. ADLware is the home care software that effectively helps agencies serve their communities. With features like GPS time card, top rated scheduling, family and caregiver portals, and so much more, home care agencies can take their mind off of operations and focus on helping those they serve. Contact ADLware today for a free demo to see why ADLware is right for you.
It’s Fun Fact Friday! DID YOU KNOW…• The main purpose of eyebrows is to keep sweat out of the eyes.• Female hair grows more slowly than male hair.• Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has.• Hair will fall out faster on a person who is on a crash diet.• Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds and an eyelash has a lifespan of about 150 days.• Every half square inch of the human skin has about 100 sweat glands, 10 hairs, 15 sebaceous glands, and just under a meter of blood vessels.• The average adult skin has an area of about 2 square meters and weighs about 2.5 to 4 kilograms. The entire skin system has about 17 kilometers of blood vessels and 72 kilometers of nerves.• The skin constantly renews itself every 27 or 28 days for a total of 1,000 new “suits” of skin in an average lifetime.(fun facts borrowed from The Human Body Exhibition http://thbexhibition.com/did-you-know.asp)At ADLware, we care about all aspects of your health. And for those of you preserving the health of others by providing home care services, we hope you will consider us for all of your private duty software needs. With our convenient scheduling platform, Quickbooks integration, telephony, GPS timecard, mobile intake, and unique FamilyCARES portal, ADLware offers the most state-of-the-art cloud-based software solution on the planet. And as we are compatible you’re your favorite mobile device, we go where you go. Whether you have 2 or 200 clients, contact us today for a free demo and see how ALDware can work for you.
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