RALEIGHK4Connect, which creates solutions for older adults and individuals living with disabilities, said it’s claiming 2020 as the “Year of the Smart Senior Living Community.”

To that end, the Raleigh-based startup has launched the K4Connect Workshop & Technology Assessment, “a strategic technology initiative that enables senior living communities to transform into a Smart Senior Living community.”

During the two-day assessment, the firm evaluates and educates communities on technology, culminating with a customized return on investment report they can use as a road map towards digital transformation.

“Innovation by nature is a journey with no destination — it’s constantly evolving. We recognize that many communities today are just getting started with technology and it’s critical they have the infrastructure in place that prepares them for the future,” said K4Connect CEO, co-founder and chief member advocate, F. Scott Moody, in a statement. “Our Workshop & Technology Assessment method helps the communities we serve better understand where they are today, and the right steps to take as they evolve into what we believe is key to the future of senior living — the transformation toward Smart Senior Living Communities.”

Core elements of a community’s assessment include:

  • Infrastructure – assessing the current technology infrastructure to identify the physical framework needed to support its digital transformation.
  • Communication – digitizing communications across – and beyond – the community to significantly enhance connectivity between residents and their loved ones, as well as staff.
  • Environments – creating responsive, smart environments through enterprise IoT that generate community-wide data-driven insights for residents, staff and operators.
  • Services – enhancing and expanding community experiences for residents and staff through digital tools, experiences and support.
  • Wellness – leveraging digital health and wellness to better engage residents in their personal health, as well as generate greater visibility and awareness for community staff.
  • Insights – implementing advanced technologies such as AI to provide data-driven intelligence that creates business efficiencies, great experiences for residents and more productive staff.

K4Connect currently serves more than 27,000 residents at over 120 retirement and care communities across the nation.

The company’s patented operating system, FusionOS, is the first and only of its kind in senior living.

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