With this latest launch, all of it is voice-enabled through Alexa. K4 provides the overlay platform and the customization for the Alexa voice-enabled platform.

By: Tim Mullaney

April 18, 2019

Kisco Senior Living is bringing voice-enabled smart home technology to its communities, in a bid to gain operational and financial efficiencies while enhancing resident and family satisfaction.

Carlsbad, California-based Kisco joins a few other senior living providers that are implementing smart home technology and introducing Amazon Echo devices into units — and the trend is gaining momentum.

Kisco is making the move through the K4Connect platform, which is able to sync up with Amazon Echo. Linking up these systems allows residents to control elements such as temperature and lighting, as well as sign up for activities and get information such as the day’s menus, simply by asking Alexa.

As of last December, the tech was in place for all 165 independent living units at The Cardinal at North Hills, a continuing care retirement community in Raleigh, North Carolina. Kisco plans to gradually introduce the tech throughout its 20 properties, CEO Andy Kohlberg said on the latest episode of Senior Housing News’ Transform podcast, sponsored by PointClickCare.

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