AbiBird supports Service Providers –
ILU and Retirement Village Operators.
Even though there is a level of community in an ILU or RV, many residents may not see each other regularly from one day to the next, and residents’ families still want to know that their loved ones are OK, particularly in the event of a fall or some other accident within their older family member’s unit that may go unnoticed for a period of time. AbiBird can assist family members to remain unobtrusively connected and to look-out for their older loved ones, as well as assist the RV and ILU by providing a cost-effective and instantly available solution with no up-front installation costs.
AbiBird delivers the following benefits to residents and operators:
- Additional level of care: AbiBird delivers an additional level of care to that which may already be in place; a risk reduction in light of disruptions being caused to the operation of some PER systems by the roll-out of the NBN.
- No cost to the ILU / RV: The monthly cost of AbiBird may be invoiced directly to the resident, family member or primary Carer.
- No cost of installation, no lock-in contracts: There is no installation or infrastructure costs associated with installing AbiBird in an RV or ILU. AbiBird does not need to be fixed or fitted in a resident’s apartment. AbiBird is small, light and portable and sits upright on a flat surface or can be mounted on a wall.
- Monitoring / Response is outsourced: AbiBird is monitored and responded to by the family member / primary Carer of the resident. At the same time, the operator may fulfil its own duty of care to ensure a reliable and cost-effective activity sensing solution is available to all residents.
- No Internet required: AbiBird does not require the Internet to operate in residents apartments. AbiBird operates on Telstra’s Cat-M1 Internet of Things (IoT) network. The IOT network is available across the majority of Australia. Click here to find out more about the IoT.
- No mains power: AbiBird does not require mains power. AbiBird operates on 4 x AA batteries for up to 12 months.
- AbiBird is covered under the Aged Care Act: The cost of the AbiBird solution is eligible to receive funding under the Aged Care Act and where a resident has an assessed Consumer Directed Care (CDC) package or receives funding under the commonwealth government’s HCPP or CHSP programme.
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.