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Aged Care Glossary

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Reflex incontinence

Reflex incontinence is usually due to spinal cord or brain injury. It is a leak of urine and all the urine in the bladder is emptied out. The leak happens without a feeling of needing to go to the toilet.

Regional health services

This program helps small rural communities with populations of 5000 or less to expand their local primary health care services. Primary health care is focussed on keeping healthy people healthy, improving the health of the community and responding to people who need treatment and care.


Rehabilitation helps a person who is recovering from illness or injury to regain as much of their previous ability as possible so as to become or remain as independent as is possible.

Remote Area Allowance

The Centrelink Remote Area Allowance gives extra financial help to people who receive an income support payment and live in a remote area.