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Packages
In aged care terminology a package means all of the care services and products required to assist someone at home. For example a package of care might include domestic cleaning services twice a week, monitored alarm and transport services to and from the local Day Therapy Centre.
Palliative care
Providing care to patients living with a life limiting illness, supporting and improving patients quality of life by addressing medication and pain management. Can be provided at home, in a residential care setting or in a specialist palliative care service like a hospice.
Palliative care program
The facility provides palliative care and actively encourages enquiries from people who require palliative care. The palliative care program provides pain relief, management of symptoms, counselling and support to ensure the best possible quality of life towards the end of life for the resident.
Palliative care RN
The facility has a dedicated Palliative Care Registered Nurse (RN) on staff who is fully trained in the provision of palliative care and fully aware of end of life issues and needs.
Personal care
Assistance with personal hygiene, washing, showering, bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting.
Pet friendly
The location has a policy for residents enabling them to have small pets but depends on the type, size and needs.
Pharmaceutical deliveries
Medications delivered to homes by pharmacies.
Physiotherapists
Health professionals who assess a patient’s condition to find the underlying causes of pain, in joints, muscles or nerves. They advise on ways to manage the condition and show them how further pain and injury can be prevented.
Placement consultants
Professional fee-for service assistance to find the care option that best suits a client's needs. The Placement consultant will organise all of the relevant paperwork and arrangements necessary to secure a placement in either a community care program or residential aged care facility. Sometimes referred to as a Broker
Podiatrists
Professionals who deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
Privately funded aged care
Non government funded residential aged care facilities known as supported or assisted living complexes, independent living units and serviced apartments. These do not generally require approval by an ACAT/ACAS prior to a person entering the home.
Purchase
There are various forms of occupation or ownership rights for retirement living. These are referred to as 'tenure'. Some forms of tenure include strata title ownership, leasehold estates and licences to occupy.

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