Vincentian Invests in Smart Tech to Serve Middle Market, Meet Resident Expectations

When leaders with non-profit Vincentian Collaborative System began conceiving a new 91-unit independent living community, they did the math on smart tech and realized that sooner is better. The community Terrace Place, which opened April 1 in the Pittsburgh suburb of North Hills, is a $19-million project, with a smart technology offering that cost between […]

Inside Kisco’s Rollout of Alexa-Enabled Smart Home Technology

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 […]

Movers & Shakers: Cadence Names Culinary Leader; Atlas’ New Compliance Director

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Transactions & Financings: Ventas’ $1 Billion Paper Note Program, Welltower’s $400 Million MOB Acquisition

Ventas Announces $1 Billion Commercial Paper Note Program Ventas (NYSE: VTR) established an unsecured paper note program in the U.S. Unsecured notes are loans that are not backed by an issuer’s assets. Instead, they are supported only by the borrower’s creditworthiness, and have a higher rate of return. The program allows the Chicago-based health care […]

Kisco Senior Living Goes Big on Voice-Activated Smart Home Tech

The senior living smart home revolution is in full swing, and Kisco Senior Living is buying in with Amazon’s Alexa. Starting with a kickoff event last month, Kisco has been installing Amazon Echo Dot voice systems with Alexa in all 165 independent living (IL) units in its continuing care retirement community (CCRC) The Cardinal at […]

K4Connect Raises $12 Million to Continue Aggressive Growth

K4Connect, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based tech firm serving over 13,000 senior living residents across the country on its K4Community platform, announced it raised $12 million in Series B funding. The funding will allow K4Connect to continue an aggressive growth pattern, CEO and co-founder Scott Moody told Senior Housing News. “We are not interested in steady growth,” […]

Avamere Launches New Company, Ovation, For Its ‘Micro CCRC’ Communities

The Avamere Family of Companies has high hopes for its “micro CCRC” concept. The hopes are so high, in fact, that the Wilsonville, Oregon-based company is launching a separate company dedicated to the concept. Avamere announced the launch of Ovation with two groundbreakings in St. George, Utah and Omaha, Nebraska, representing a combined $170 million […]

Tech Beat: OnShift Launches Text-Based Recruiting Software, K4Connect Partners with Large CCRC

OnShift Announces Text-Based Recruiting Software Cleveland-based OnShift launched a new text message service intended to streamline how senior care companies recruit new talent. OnShift Text2Hire will leverage artificial intelligence to automatically book interviews with job applicants via text message. This will allow hiring managers to schedule interviews and minimize no-shows by immediately engaging with candidates, […]

Tech Beat: K4Connect Enhances K4Community, Eldermark Unveils New Marketing Automation

K4Connect Announces K4Community Enhancements Senior living technology company K4Connect has enhanced its flagship solution, K4Community. The new updates expand on the solution’s previous versions and add several new functions related to boosting staff efficiency and reducing rework. Specifically, the updates added new ways to create and publish in a single application, automate a community’s morning check in […]