Technology harnesses the power to make life easier, healthier and more connected for older adults, but only if they are comfortable using it.
By Debra Davis – Knowing its residents were coming to expect the convenience of smart home options and that technology is critical to the future of senior living and home care, Masonic Villages sought to offer user-friendly options which balanced affordability and innovation. It began piloting a resident portal and home automation features at its largest campus in Elizabethtown, PA, and staff developed plans for a “smart cottage,” an incubator for new technology. It was the result of a partnership with K4Connect, a company that integrates smart technologies into a single system for older adults and individuals living with disabilities. After thorough testing and trials, the benefits are now being rolled out to Masonic Villages’ other campuses across the state.
Read the full article at LeadingAge to learn how K4Connect and Masonic Villages work together to use technology to enhance the lives of people as they age.