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Stay Living Independently With Billy and ECH

Living alone doesn’t mean going it alone.

Perhaps you’ve always lived independently. Or maybe a change in circumstances now sees you living alone for the first time in a long time. Sometimes though, knowing that there is some extra support in place can provide a great deal of comfort and confidence to you, and your family or friends that you can remain living alone safely.

Meet Billy

Billy is a new technology that uses motion sensors, placed discreetly within your home, to build a profile of your everyday routine. Billy can then pick up when changes to your routine behaviour occur and share this via the Billy app with ECH and anyone else that you nominate.

How it works

Routine Tab

If your usual routine is to open the fridge door between 7am and 8am each morning to get your breakfast, this will be shown in green with a tick to indicate that this activity occurred as per usual.
However, if you don’t pick up your medication box as per usual for your morning medication between 8am and 9am, this will be shown in the routine tab in red with a cross to indicate that this activity did not occur as expected.

Insights Tab

The Billy app also features an Insight Tab. This provides a helpful summary of what activities you have undertaken per usual, and highlights any areas that may need some attention.

As an ECH Essential Care™ client, your Relationship Manager can use this data as an important source of information in the planning of your care and services from ECH.

Extra peace of mind for the whole family

If you have provided your family or friends with access to the app, they can see this Insights Tab and, at a glance, get a sense of how you are.

This visibility can provide a great deal of comfort for family or friends, especially for those who aren’t able to visit you as often as they would like.

Billy For Essential Care™ Clients

If you are an ECH Essential Care™ client, you will receive the Billy hardware plus the first three months access to the Billy app for FREE. Ongoing access to the Billy app will then be charged on a monthly basis at the special price of just $48 per month (normally RRP $ 60 per month).

Technical Specifications

Billy requires access to the internet. If you don’t have an internet connection, ECH can provide you with a modem for a once off fee of $175. Access to the Billy app, plus the cost of the modem can be funded via your Home Care Package. To view the Billy app, a Smartphone (Android or iOS) is required.

Installation

As an ECH Essential Care™ client, your ECH Relationship Manager can install Billy in your home.

ECH Essential Care™ Clients Prices
Billy Hardware (central hub and sensors) plus three months of service FREE with ECH Essential Care™
Monthly Access (after the initial three months) $48* per month
Modem - if required $175 once off
*$48 monthly fee via invoice or can be billed to a Home Care Package

Not an Essential Care™ Client?

If you use other ECH services or are a retirement living resident, you can purchase Billy directly from Billycare.com and receive a 20 per cent discount on both the Billy hardware and monthly access to the Billy app.

Purchase the Billy hardware for $103.20 plus $48* per month for ongoing access to the Billy app, charged directly by Billycare on a monthly basis.*

Your Billy hardware kit will be sent directly to you for installation.

Simply register at Billycare.com and enter the promo code ECH20 to receive the discount.*

*Prices effective from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 and subject to change. Normal RRP for the Billy Hardware is $129, and normal RRP for access to Billy app is $60 per month. ECH Non-Essential Care™ clients receive 20% discount on the Billy hardware ($129 – 20% = $103.20). Both Essential Care and Non-Essential Care™ clients receive a 20% discount on the $60 per month access fee; $60 – $12 discount = $48* per month). Only ECH Essential Care™ clients receive the Billy hardware and first three months access to the Billy app for free. Terms and conditions apply.

Non-Essential Care™ Care Clients Prices
Billy Hardware (central hub and sensors) $103.20 once off
First month purchase price $48* per month
Monthly access (after the first month) $48+ per month
+$48 monthly fee billed monthly directly by Billycare