Budgeting Strategies for your Food Service Department - Articles by Wayne Toczek

For more information about Innovations Services or this article, please contact Wayne Toczek at 419-663-9300, or visit their website at www.innovaservices.info.


Article #1.pdf (394.65 kb)

American Health Care Supply

American Health Care Supply.pdf (115.86 kb)

Federal Express

PRIME Services is pleased to announce a new program with Federal Express offering even better discounts along with a new parcel program called Smart Post. 

Federal Express Program 2013.docx (18.65 kb)


PRIME Services is pleased to announce the availability of Dietech Nutritional Screening & Assessment.  This software program helps Dietitians and Diet Technicians save time by eliminating the need to hand write out assessments, notes, weights and more.

Dietech - Nutritional Assessment Program save you time with:

Completing annual, quarterly, significant change, monthly tube feeding nutritional assessments.

  • Archives old assessments for references.
  • Updating weight charts and determining significant weight changes and trends.
  • Creating many reports from one location and as you update resident information, the reports and new assessments are automatically updated.
  • Consultants:  Maintain all of your residents for all of your facilities in one program.

Plus, Dietech - Nutritional Assessment ties into the all encompassing Dietech Production Program.


If you would like to learn more about Dietech, please click on the software tab and go to Dietech, or you can call or email  me at 866-585-3344, Ext. 117, or email janices@primeservicesinc.com.

Capital Projects

Direct Supply is your expert for Capital Equipment and Projects


CapitalInsideBackCoverAd_LoResfin.pdf (322.40 kb)


 PRIME Services has developed a new program called eTableServ which is a touch screen menu application that can be customized to your nursing and assisted living communities dietary needs.

eTableServ - Program Explanation Communication 7.26.12v6.pdf (206.51 kb)

Direct Supply Aptura

PRIME Service’s members know Direct Supply for not only the outstanding service provided every day but for the ability to assist you in finding the right piece of equipment for your facility; however, you may not be as familiar with the Aptura Division of Direct Supply.

Aptura can provide you with interior design service, food service design expertise, as well as construction management if needed.  You want to get Aptura involved at the very beginning of any capital construction, new builds, and/or wing renovations.

Aptura can give you a precise road map of fixtures, furnishing and equipment needed, the ideal location and a time line, as well as the order of each step that is to be completed.

 To learn more please visit the Aptura website at www.aptura.net.

Abbott Laboratories

In the coming months, Abbott will introduce a new common-industry connector for all of their enteral feeding sets to help reduce the risk of enteral tube feeding misconnections.  Please see the attached document for more information.

GPO Awareness Customer Letter.pdf (115.16 kb)

Primary Cause of Excessive Food Costs - Over Production

Over production of just 10% can cost a 100 bed facility over $16,000/year in excess costs.

Consider a 100 bed facility with 10 empty beds, if recipes are prepared for 100 servings either because of habit or your current program can’t calculate the exact number of servings, here is how you are wasting money:

$1.50/meal X 10 meals= $15.00/meal time
$15.00/meal time X 3 meals/day = $45.00/day
$45.00/day X 365 days= $16,425.00/year

Here is how we can help.  Dietech-Production can provide you with some of the following:
· Scalable recipes with nutritional information
· Selective menus
· Ability to make menu changes from one location and have extension sheets, posting menus, tray cards and production tallies modified.
· Assign advanced preparations for meals to be listed on production tallies.

If you would like to learn more about Dietech-Production, or any of the other Dietech Programs available, we invite you to visit our website at www.dietechsoftware.com.  You can also call my office at 866-585-3344, Ext. 117, or email me at janices@primeservicesinc.com.

Phoenix Textile


PRIME Services and Phoenix Textile are pleased to bring you this special on cubicle curtains through 12/23/11.  For more details, please see the document below.

Phoenix Textile Special.pdf

PRIME Services

PRIME Services, from its original roots as a purchasing and consulting company in 1983, has grown into one of the largest group purchasing organizations for nursing homes and assisted living communities across the United States.

Today, PRIME Services has three divisions, all focused on removing costs from the supply chain while increasing operational efficiency. The three divisions are; Group Purchasing and Custom Contracting, Consulting and Purchasing Services (CAPS), and a Technology Division

Be sure to mention you're a PRIME Services member when calling in to ensure you receive additional discounts that are available exclusively to PRIME Services members.


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