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Aged Care Glossary

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Basic daily fee

All residents of Australian Government subsidised aged care can be asked to pay a basic daily fee as a contribution towards accommodation costs and living expenses, such as meals, cleaning, laundry, heating and cooling.

Bowel specialists (continence)

A general practitioner would conduct an initial assessment for bowel incontinence. If need be, the doctor will refer people to a specialist in bowel conditions (a 'bowel specialist'), such as a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist, to discuss treatment that may improve the condition.