Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
This cluster is used to determine the total amount of assistance received by a client during the reporting period.
The types of assistance measured by this cluster are Meals (at home or elsewhere), Formal linen services, and Transport.
The date, location and source of funding for that assistance provision in the HACC service event are required to be detailed.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Client - amount of assistance (HACC), total assistance N[NN] is derived from the other Data Elements in this cluster:
The agency should calculate a total for each of the types of assistance that have been measured in hours and minutes throughout the reporting period. Each of the data elements listed above will be necessary in calculating the total amounts of assistance received.
The data element Service event - service delivery setting, HACC code [N] is only required in relation to Meals assistance.
Service event - assistance received date, DDMMYYYY:
allows agencies to select service delivery events that were provided within the HACC MDS reporting period.
Service event - assistance type, HACC code N[N]:
allows agencies to identify service delivery events that relate to the same type of assistance.
Service event - amount of assistance, Number N[NN]:
indicates the amount of assistance that was received by the person on each occasion of service delivery.
Service event - service delivery setting, HACC code [N]:
allows agencies to separately identify meals provided to a person at home and those provided at a centre or other setting.
Service event - funding source, HACC code N:
allows the agency to include only those service delivery events which were funded either wholly or partially through the HACC program (i.e. HACC service events).
The types of assistance measured by quantity are Meals, Formal Linen Services and Transport. The agency should record the total amount of Meals assistance received by the person during the reporting period as the total number of meals received, regardless of the number of deliveries involved in providing those meals. The agency should record the total amount of assistance with Formal Linen Services received by the person during the reporting period as the total number of deliveries/collections. The agency should record the total amount of assistance with Transport received by the person during the reporting period as the total number of one-way trips.
Each total will have a field length of between 1 and 3 digits. Where the agency has provided no assistance of a given type to the client within the reporting period, the amount of assistance should be reported as zero.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2009|
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|