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 […]

Kisco Launches Forbes Travel Guide, ‘Lattice’ Programs to Boost Workforce

Kisco Senior Living has launched two new training programs aimed at delivering hotel-style service to residents and retaining its longtime workers — and one of the initiatives has the backing of the Forbes Travel Guide. The Carlsbad, California-based senior living provider recently announced dual “Forbes’ Luxury Hospitality Training” and “Career Lattice” programs for its workforce. […]

Transactions & Financings: Chicago Pacific Founders, CBRE

MidCap Closes First Mortgage Loan for Florida Community MidCap Financial, a commercial finance firm that concentrates on middle-market transactions, recently closed a transaction with Zon Living Concepts, LLC. The senior housing and senior care company owns and operates Zon Beachside, a Class A assisted living and memory care community in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. The […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/27/17)

Construction: Planned Upscale Senior Living Community to Open Near Emory A new upscale senior living community is planned to open near Atlanta’s Emory University in 2019. The Holbrook Decatur will cost $74 million and have 71 apartments for people in the “active 50-plus” demographic, according to Decaturish.com, a local news site. Amenities will reportedly include […]

Kisco Senior Living Scales Up Smart Home Tech

Among a crowded field of senior care technology startups, K4Connect has commanded a lot of attention. Partly that’s because its founder, Scott Moody, previously helped create TouchID, the technology for unlocking an iPhone with a fingerprint. Partly it’s because the company has succeeded where many other startups fail, in scaling up pilot projects. Now, K4Connect has […]

5 Tips for More Successful Tech Pilots in Senior Living

The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. The series takes a clear-eyed look at how leading providers and their partners are creating the next generation of senior living communities by raising the bar on […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: HJ Sims, Capital One

HJ Sims Completes $98 Million Financing for Life Plan Community in Pennsylvania HJ Sims, a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm, recently completed a $98 million financing for Brethren Village, a life plan community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The financing consisted of fixed-rate, BB+ rated Series 2017 refunding bonds, structured with term and serial bonds, […]