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Aged Care Glossary

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Flexible care

Flexible aged care places are provided through a number of different programs as an alternative to more traditional community and residential care. These include the EACH program (explained under Community Care), Multipurpose Services, the Transition Care Program and the Aged Care Innovative Pool.

Full pensioner

A full pensioner is a person who receives the maximum Australian Government means tested pension.

Functional incontinence

Functional incontinence occurs when a person does not recognise the need to go to the toilet, or remember where the toilet is, or is unable to loosen clothing in time.