Valeo Groupe Americas Taps K4Connect as Strategic Technology Partner for Innovative Senior Living Brand
RALEIGH, N.C. and CHARLOTTE, NC–Valeo Groupe Americas, an affiliate of Valeo Groupe, which offers multinational interests in both senior and student niche housing markets, and K4Connect, a purpose-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, today announced a new partnership to bring the most advanced smart technology for senior living communities on the market, K4Community, to future Valeo Senior Communities.
“At Valeo, we’re focused on developing purpose-built communities that cater to, and are inspired by, those we serve,” said Kevin M. Suite, Founding Partner, President and Chief Operating Officer of Valeo Senior. “Since launching Valeo Senior, we have been looking for partners who share that same focus, especially those who are dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults. It was only natural for us to partner with K4Connect, a company that is solely devoted to providing older adults with the ability to live healthier, happier and more independent lives through smart technology.”
Rolling out this year, K4Community will be incorporated into Valeo Senior’s new Vineyard communities in Henderson, Nevada, and Bluffton, South Carolina. Residents of those communities, as well as future Valeo communities, will benefit from all that K4Community has to offer. By using their smartphone, tablet or simply their voice – via K4Community’s recently-announced integration with Amazon Alexa technology – residents can manage all aspects of life within the community, including:
- Smart Home: Automatic lights, temperature control and more can be activated through voice, motion, and responsive sensors
- Smart Wellness programs: Via a strategic partnership with Garmin residents will have access to activity trackers, allowing them to monitor their wellness progress
- Smart Living: Leveraging K4Connect’s State-of-the-art communication platform will allow residents to easily stay in touch with friends and family inside and out of their community
- On-demand services: Exclusive partnerships allow for next generation concierge services that are delivered directly through the K4Community app
“Currently, our customer base includes over 13,000 residents across dozens of senior living communities from Florida to California. We’re excited to begin this new journey with Valeo Senior to enhance the lives of older adults across the nation through advanced smart technologies,” said F. Scott Moody, Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Member Advocate of K4Connect. “Valeo understands that older adults want to have the ability to better manage their lives – whether it is their social interactions, health or homes – as well as enjoy the latest in technology. With K4Community, Valeo’s residents will be able to benefit from technology designed and developed specifically for them.”
In addition to the many resident benefits, staff at Valeo Senior communities will be able to take advantage of K4Community’s enterprise-level controls, data and support. This will help enable streamlined processes through automated morning check-ins, energy and utility management, next generation content creation/publishing and the industry’s first wireless digital signage capabilities. These Smart Community capabilities will empower Valeo teams to provide the best in hospitality and care, while streamlining workflows and driving measurable cost savings.