January 17, 2018
RALEIGH, NC, and SACRAMENTO, CA–Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based senior living provider offering innovative housing, healthcare and social services, and K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company, have announced a strategic partnership to deploy K4Connect’s senior living solution, K4Community, in communities across California. K4Community will be integrated into 10 of Eskaton’s existing and planned senior living communities throughout 2018.
Eskaton’s multi-community rollout of K4Community highlights its continued commitment to providing life-enriching programs and innovative health and wellness initiatives for residents. The deployment will offer the latest in “connected-life” technology to over 1,000 residents, beginning with Eskaton Village Roseville in early 2018.
Other Eskaton locations that will benefit from K4Community in 2018 include The Trousdale in the Bay Area Peninsula region, Eskaton Monroe Lodge in Sacramento, Eskaton Village Carmichael and Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay. Additional Eskaton communities in Cameron Park, Gold River, Grass Valley, Placerville and Orangevale will follow soon thereafter.
“We’re thrilled to be working with such a forward-thinking team at Eskaton,” said F. Scott Moody, co-founder and CEO of K4Connect. “Eskaton is at the forefront of innovation in many ways, and our connected-life platform provides a solid foundation for these innovations, both now and into the future.
“K4Community goes well beyond the idea a smart home by integrating every aspect of community living into a single easy-to-use resident application,” Moody explained. “With technology advancing so rapidly today, a plug-and-play platform that can change and expand with the latest innovations is well aligned with Eskaton’s focus on long-term life enrichment initiatives.”
K4Community’s connected-life technology integrates the latest in-home automation, connected health and wellness products, as well as social engagement services, all focused on making the lives of residents, “simpler, healthier and happier.”
K4Community enables residents to manage multiple aspects of their lives—including more personalized and responsive living environments, the streamlined capability to connect with loved ones and other community members, and the ability stay up to date with the latest dining, events, wellness programs and community news—all through an easy-to-use application designed specifically for older adults. K4Community also provides staff in-depth management and analytics tools that further enable them to provide the best in care and hospitality.
“Innovation continues to be an integral part of Eskaton’s mission to enhance the lives of older adults. Our partners at K4Connect have successfully worked closely with residents and staff at two pilot locations to create a meaningful experience of connection with family, friends and community life,” said Sheri Peifer, Eskaton senior vice president and chief strategy officer.
“Eskaton strives to be one of the most innovative senior living community operators in the country. The challenge has always been figuring out how to integrate so many disparate technologies and do so in a way that engages our residents. Our pilots last year proved to us that K4Community was the solution we were looking for today and into the future, and as importantly that the two companies’ missions were very much aligned,” Peifer added. “K4Community will help give our residents easier access to the things that matter most to them, whether in their homes, the community at large or with family and friends outside the community.”