RALEIGH — K4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that creates technology solutions centered to help older adults and individuals with disabilities, is expanding.
The Raleigh-based firm today announced it is adding to its partnership with HHHunt’s Spring Arbor Senior Living, operator of Spring Arbor assisted living communities across the Mid-Atlantic.
Throughout 2020, HHHunt’s Spring Arbor Senior Living plans to expand its technology offering with new voice technologies, while adding sites to its K4Connect-enabled portfolio of communities — jumping from 10 to 13 communities.
This expansion comes three years after HHHunt signed on as K4Connect’s very first customer to implement K4Community, the company’s flagship technology solution designed for senior living, in 2017.
HHHunt is a diversified regional real estate development and management company with residential communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland. HHHunt, with primary offices in Blacksburg, VA, Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC, employs over 1700 people in the areas of community development, home building, apartment living and senior living development and management.
“K4Community has brought tremendous value to our senior living portfolio. Our residents and staff truly value it, and we’ve seen tangible operational ROI including, as an example, a meaningful contribution to a 15 point vacancy decrease at one of our communities,” said Richard Williams, HHHunt SVP of Spring Arbor Senior Living, in a statement.
“We’re committed to continuing to leverage innovative technologies like voice to provide great experiences for our residents and staff with K4Connect.”
Voice technology has proved more than a novelty for assisted living residents, including easing access and engagement for those with visual and mobility impairments, and in communities voice-enabled to date, seeing over 70 percent daily adoption rates.
Spring Arbor will introduce voice through Amazon’s Alexa across all of its K4Community-enabled assisted living communities this year, providing voice-activated community content, automated home features and K4 Alexa Skills customized to community needs.
“We firmly believe the future of senior living is in Smart Senior Living Communities, and HHHunt is a prime example of that journey,” said K4Connect CEO and co-founder F. Scott Moody, in a statement. “When we first worked together, voice-first technology wasn’t even on senior living’s radar. Now, we’re bringing this technology to hundreds of residents using the same extendable system we implemented three years ago, K4Community. We’re excited to continue our innovative partnership and for what’s to come in 2020 and beyond.”
K4Connect is the leading provider of enterprise-grade technologies for senior living communities, currently serving more than 28,000 residents at over 120 premier continuing care, independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the nation. The company’s patented (28 US patents to-date) operating system, FusionOS, on which K4Community is built, is the first and only of its kind in senior living.