The new age of independent living

The new age of independent living

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'I wanted to feel secure without bothering the family and without them bothering me. That's where Billy came into my life.'

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Australian health technology company, Billy, is changing the lives of older people by supporting them to live independently at home for longer while giving family and friends peace of mind that their loved one is doing just fine at home.

Billy is leading a new age of independent living by using modern technology to keep track of your daily routine and let your family know that you're doing ok at home, or if there's anything worth exploring further.

Using six discreet smart sensors placed around the home, Billy keeps track of day-to-day activities like meals, medication, bathroom visits, and uses this information to build a picture of your daily routine and adjusts to the way you choose to live your life.

Billy focuses on prevention rather than emergencies and lets you and your loved ones know if your routine shifts, helping you spot changes before they become problems that get in your way.

For many older people, a fall can have a huge impact on the confidence of you and your family, about your ability to continue living independently. Elizabeth found that after her fall, her family and friends would kindly check in daily to see if she was ok. However, Elizabeth found the daily checkups made her feel less independent.

"I wanted to feel secure without bothering the family and without them bothering me. That's where Billy came into my life," says Elizabeth.

Not only has Billy helped Elizabeth to regain her independence, it has also helped to give her son peace of mind that she is doing ok at home.

"He can go into the phone app and in the morning and see that mum's up, mum's in the kitchen, and mum's taken her medications. So he knows he can get on with his day and doesn't have to make a phone call to make sure mum's ok. I would say that for anyone who has an older parent who isn't quite as healthy as they used to be, it's a must! There's no bothering of anybody. It's just a gentle way of knowing you're ok," she added.

With no cameras or microphones, Billy offers a non-invasive and passive care system. And with nothing to wear or press, you can go about your day as you always have, in the comfort of your own home, and feel at ease knowing your family are there for you.

To find out more visit www.billycare.com or call 1300 810 006.

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