RALEIGH, N.C.—North Carolina Assisted Living Association (NCALA), a North Carolina non-profit trade association supporting quality assisted living, and K4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that integrates the best in technology to serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, today announced a partnership to provide technology relief to communities across the state.
In September 2020, the General Assembly of North Carolina passed House Bill 1105/SL 2020-97 granting North Carolina organizations in need access to funds of the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. NCALA was awarded grant funds to help statewide assisted living communities curb resident social isolation, and facilitate safe visitation and communication between residents and family members through technology. In partnership with K4Connect, the organization is bringing the power of voice and visual technology experiences to every assisted living and family care home community in North Carolina. By January 31, more than 1,400 Amazon Echo Show devices are to be delivered to participating senior living communities.