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Aged Care Glossary

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Medicare Benefits Schedule

The Medicare Benefits Schedule provides information on the arrangements for the payment of Medicare benefits.

Memory Loss Program

The Living with Memory Loss Program is run in each state and territory to help people living with early stage dementia, as well their carer and family. It takes place over 6-8 sessions and is usually held one day a week over a several week timeframe.

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild Cognitive Impairment is usually defined as significant memory loss without the loss of other cognitive functions. People with Mild Cognitive Impairment have more memory problems than would be expected from someone at a similar age. People with Mild Cognitive Impairment are able to function independently and do not usually show other signs of dementia, such as problems with reasoning or judgment.

Multi-Purpose Services (MPS)

Multi-Purpose Services are designed specifically for rural and regional areas, and bring together a range of health and aged care services. These may include hospitals, community services, family support and aged care. The types of services offered in your area depend on the needs of local communities.