AbiBird has been developed for our older Australians, for family and carers, and for village operators.
For older Australians.
We know you value your independence. You aren’t ready to move yet. You want to continue to live safely and independently in your own home. But what if something happens, what if you have a fall and you can’t call for help?
AbiBird can help. AbiBird will alert those who care about you if it senses something unusual in your home. If you have had a fall and you are unable to call for help, AbiBird will automatically send an alert to the smartphone of a family member or carer, alerting them to check that you are OK.
The alternatives are wearable or need to be with you, all the time. Their batteries need re-charging, all the time. They may have upfront costs that will lock you in for the long term. Not so with AbiBird.
What’s more, AbiBird is not a wearable device. The small AbiBird sensor sits unobtrusively on a shelf, you can even forget it's there. And AbiBird will alert your loved one, once a year, when its batteries need to be changed. AbiBird is easy. And with AbiBird you’ll never feel alone.
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Grace wasn’t alone.
Grace slipped in the shower and couldn’t get up. With no-one else in the house and her immediate neighbours at work how was she to get help? It was comforting to know that her AbiBird in the living room would let her family know that she wasn’t moving about as usual and one of them would call and be around to check on her sooner or later. She wasn’t really alone.
Living safely and independently in her own home.
Brenda and her beloved dog had lived in the same home for years. She wasn’t as active as she used to be and when her son moved inter-state he suggested she think about going into care or getting some help. Brenda valued her independence and wasn’t ready to give it up. She was still volunteering and enjoyed taking part in community activities and outings. AbiBird gave Brenda and her son the solution. Using the app, Brenda’s son could continue to keep an eye on her, while Brenda could maintain her independence and remain living safely in her own familiar surroundings – her home.
If something happened, how long would it take for someone to know?
Living on their own, retired friends Denise, Carol and Maria made a point of meeting regularly. Over the years conversation turned more and more to their health. Maria had a few troubling twinges occasionally and both Denise and Carol had worrying family health histories. They decided to do something when Carol asked: “If something happened to you in the night, how long would it take for someone to find you?” The friends agreed to get AbiBird and keep an eye on each other.
For families and carers.
AbiBird sends you alerts if your loved-one may have had a fall. AbiBird provides constant peace of mind in knowing that your loved ones are OK, or importantly, if they’re not OK.
The small AbiBird sensor is placed in your loved-one's home. If they stray from their normal routine, AbiBird sends an alert to the AbiBird app on your smartphone, letting you know that something isn’t right.
With AbiBird, there are no upfront costs or installation fees. AbiBird is not a wearable device either so your loved-one can even forget it’s there. What's more, the only maintenance required is changing the batteries once a year when alerted on your smartphone.
Order your AbiBird today. Peace of mind is only a click away.
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We were lucky this time but will Mum have another fall?
It was their mum, Grace’s nasty fall that prompted a family conference: would Grace be better off in a care home? This time there was no lasting damage and Grace recovered well but she may not be so lucky next time. The chances of another fall, or worse, had to be recognised. Grace was fiercely against moving. She wasn’t ready to give up her lovely home and her independence. AbiBird provided the balance between independence and being minded, it allowed Grace to maintain her independence while the family could make sure she was OK.
Nerida can unobtrusively check that Aunty is okay.
Nerida got an AbiBird for her Aunty because she found Aunty didn’t answer her phone calls. For example, Aunty would tell her she was going to the shops in morning but then, when Nerida called later in the day, there was no answer. Nerida would eventually go round to Aunty, only to find everything was fine. With AbiBird, Nerida can check anytime that Aunty is safely home and moving about, without having to call or drop in.
A change in daily activity identifies a problem.
Vesna and her Mum had been using AbiBird for a number of months when Vesna noticed a change in her Mum’s night-time activities. The activity graph on her AbiBird app showed her Mum’s night visits to the bathroom had more than doubled. A visit to the doctor identified the cause was Mum’s new medication and an alternative was prescribed. Normal sleep returned.
It’s good to know everything is fine.
Joseph’s dad, Tom was in good health. He was happy living alone and doing what he wanted, when he wanted. They got AbiBird so that Joseph could check on Tom without intruding. Joseph kept an eye on his AbiBird app and soon realised that he didn’t need to be constantly responding – when there had been a number of alerts, he would give Tom a call. Everything was usually fine, but they both agreed it was reassuring to know that AbiBird was on duty 24 hours a day.
So when your dad asks you how you knew to look in on him, you will be able to say to him what he used to say to you “a little birdy told me”.
For Service Providers, ILU and Retirement Village Operators.
AbiBird provides an extra layer of care for residents – and operators.
AbiBird supports residents to live independently for longer and provides 24/7 peace of mind for their families without intervention by the operator.
Even though there is a level of community in every retirement village, many residents may not see neighbours from one day to the next. A fall could be undetected for 24 hours or more.
AbiBird can assist family members to remain unobtrusively connected and to look-out for their older loved ones, adding to the alert services provided by the village operator at minimal or no upfront or ongoing cost.
AbiBird covered under the Aged Care Act.
The AbiBird solution is eligible to receive funding under the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) through the Home Care Packages Programme (HCPP) and Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). Pursuant to section 13 of the Quality of Care Principles, funding for packages of care and services may be used to fund remote monitoring technologies that assist the care recipient to live at home. AbiBird provides a remote sensing technology service that allows a carer to discreetly look out for an older person and to identify whether that person may have had a fall or has not been active in their residence for a period of time. The AbiBird solution meets the objectives of the CHSP and HCPP as it is designed to support older people living at home for as long as possible.