CHICAGO and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Sentrics, a Chicago-based technology firm serving the senior living industry, has acquired Daytona Beach-based sensor and detection technology company Silversphere.
Formerly known as Senior Metrics, Sentrics has undergone several major changes in recent months, including its rebranding and the acquisition of television provider SeniorTV.
Silversphere provides a suite of technologies that detect, alert and predict resident needs to help caregivers deliver proactive care and prevent emergencies. Silversphere joins acute-care patient engagement company Allen Technologies, emergency call and monitoring system Ciscor and SeniorTV in Sentric’s family of companies.
“Up until now, senior living technology has been passive and reactive,” says Sentrics CEO Darin LeGrange. “The Silversphere services redefine senior living safety and move our offering to being predictive and proactive. The combined technologies of all companies are being integrated into a single robust platform including resident safety, communication, entertainment, monitoring, engagement and data analytics.”
Herman L. Dawson founded the company later named Silversphere in 1945. Built with the senior in mind, its solutions include non-intrusive emergency call systems, nurse call systems, resident monitoring, data warehousing and predictive analytics. Brian Dawson, grandson of the Silversphere founder and current CEO of the company, will remain as president and will have an expanded role leading the company for Sentrics as executive vice president and chief people officer.
“Silversphere was developing new technology to revolutionize the eCall systems market when Sentrics approached us about joining its family,” says Dawson. “This enables a broader vision of keeping seniors independent more quickly than our own roadmap predicted.”