Groundbreaking smart technology, K4Community, to be deployed at Pittsburgh’s newest senior community, set to open this spring
Raleigh, N.C. and Pittsburgh, Pa. – November 13, 2018 – Vincentian Collaborative System, a CMS five-star rated non-profit health care and human services organization with ministries across Allegheny County, and K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, today announced a strategic partnership to deploy K4Connect’s smart senior living solution, K4Community, at Terrace Place, Vincentian’s new active 55+ community in Pittsburgh’s North Hills.
“Innovation is at the heart of what we do,” said Vincentian President & CEO Nick Vizzoca. “Our system was founded nearly 100 years ago by pioneering Sisters, religious women who followed in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul. Today, we honor that legacy by forming strategic partnerships with companies like K4Connect to make our residents’ lives better, safer and more convenient.”
As one of Pittsburgh’s most forward-looking senior care providers, Vincentian offers a continuum of care for more than 2,000 seniors per year across several locations including independent living, personal care, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing. K4Community will be deployed at Terrace Place, Vincentian’s newest active living community where residents can enjoy innovative living in an active, parklike setting.
The addition of K4Community, senior living’s most advanced technology, makes Terrace Place the first smart senior living community headquartered in the Pittsburgh region. Residents will be able to take advantage of the latest in smart technologies including Smart Home, Smart Wellness and Smart Living capabilities and be able to easily access those via phone, tablet and using their voice via K4Community’s recently announced enterprise integrations with Amazon Alexa technology.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Vincentian, a company that not only provides the best in care for older adults, but also shares our mission of serving and empowering older adults to live more independent, healthier and happier lives,” said F. Scott Moody, Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Member Advocate of K4Connect. “During our successful pilot with the Vincentian team earlier this year, we attained a 100 percent adoption rate of smart-home automation features, as well as 100 percent engagement with community content and communications capabilities. This is a true testament to our viewpoint that if technology is truly built for, and with the help of older adults, they use and value it.”
Vincentian resident Tom Zelch was able to experience K4Community during the community’s pilot, and enjoyed how easy it was to use. “Using K4Community was such a positive experience,” said Zelch. “My wife and I enjoyed having so much information readily available, and I can’t wait for more of my friends in the community to be able to use it.”
Staff will benefit from K4Community’s enterprise level data and support, providing streamlined processes through automated morning check-ins, energy and utility savings, next generation content creation and the industry’s first wireless digital signage capabilities. These enterprise level solutions allow teams to operate within a true Smart Community by consolidating workflows, reducing rework, and increasing communication.