Senior Living Tech News: K4Connect Partnership, Monitoring at Parker Jewish

K4Connect Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Dude Solutions

North Carolina-based K4Connect recently announced real-time work order integration with TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions, a provider of cloud-based operations management solutions also based in North Carolina.

Accordingly, TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions will be integrated into K4Community, which is K4Connect’s flagship product specifically designed for senior living operators and residents. This integration is planned to simplify how residents submit maintenance requests.

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Specifically, through the K4Community resident application, residents can directly submit and track their maintenance requests, in addition to viewing request history.

TheWorxHub integration will be available via an automatic upgrade in the first quarter of 2018, according to K4Connect.

Parker Jewish Institute Partners with EarlySense

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, a short-term rehabilitation and long-term care facility in New Hyde Park New York, recently acquired monitoring technology that’s designed to enhance patient safety, as well as boost quality of care and patient outcomes.

The maker of the technology—EarlySense—offers a patient safety solution that provides clinical personnel with the tools to continuously and remotely monitor respiratory rate and heart rate, enabling early interventions.

Argentum Names Three New 2018 Corporate Partners

National senior living association Argentum recently announced the addition of Medline, Direct Supply and Yardi as new corporate partners.

These three organizations join Argentum’s four additional corporate partners: MatrixCare, HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP), OnShift and Willis Towers Watson.

Argentum’s collaboration with Direct Supply, a Wisconsin-based national provider of solutions and equipment for senior living, will be focused on continually improving the resident experience. Argentum’s work with Medline, meanwhile, will center around resident safety and experience. Medline is a distributor and manufacturer of medical supplies that provides education, products, and support across the continuum of care.

Lastly, Argentum’s partnership with Yardi, a provider of high-performance real estate investment and property management software solutions, will concentrate on expanding operational excellence.

Episcopal Senior Communities to Implement Vocera Solution

Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC) is planning to begin using Vocera Communications, Inc.’s (NYSE: VCRA) Vocera Communication System at all six of its continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a press release.

ESC chose the Vocera system to enable Wi-Fi communication and to replace a fragmented system by integrating with the resident safety system already in place in its CCRCs.

“Vocera technology is like a Swiss army knife for communication,” Chris Dana, vice president of information technology for ESC, said in a press release. “It connects all the different functions our people perform in our communities every day and all the technologies we rely on to complete them. Ultimately, it improves our ability to keep our residents healthy, safe, and happy. How do you put a value on that? If you ask a family member, it’s infinite.”

Written by Mary Kate Nelson

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