Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Usual accommodation type prior to service episode|
|Definition:||The usual type of physical accommodation the person lived in prior to the start of the service episode, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—usual accommodation type prior to service episode|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Collection and usage attributes
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Independent living accommodation in a private setting.
CODE 11 Private residence
A largely self-contained dwelling intended for occupation by one or more usual residents, regardless of whether the dwelling is owned, being purchased or being rented privately, publicly or through a community organisation.
Includes: Dwellings in public housing estates, caravans, mobile homes, cabins, other permanent structures located in caravan parks, dwellings at marinas, houseboats, independent living units within a retirement village.
CODE 12 Boarding house/private hotel
Residence of the person living independently in a dwelling receiving services only if these are provided independently of the accommodation.
Includes: Hotel, motel, boarding house, private hotel.
Excludes: Aged persons’ hostel.
CODE 13 Informal housing
Residence occupied outside legal tenure arrangement, improvised and makeshift dwellings.
Includes: Squat, humpy, tent.
CODE 14 None/homeless/public place
Includes: Public places such as streets and parks, as well as temporary shelters such as bus shelters or camps or other settings where the client would be considered to be living rough or homeless.
Supported independent living
Residential setting is owned or provided by a service provider.
CODE 21 Domestic-scale supported living facility
Community living settings in which service users reside in a facility that provides support in some way by staff or volunteers. This category includes group homes, cluster apartments where a support worker lives on site, community residential apartments, congregate care arrangements, etc. Domestic-scale supported living settings may or may not have 24-hour supervision and care.
Includes: Smaller domestic-scale supported accommodation facilities (less than 7 people) which may or may not have 24-hour supervision or care.
Excludes: Independent living units in retirement villages and community psychiatric facilities.
CODE 22 Supported accommodation facility
Settings in which service users reside in an accommodation facility which provides board or lodging for a number of people. Residents are generally responsible for their own provisions, but may be provided with domestic assistance. Support services are usually provided on a 24-hour basis by rostered care workers.
Includes: apartments, flats or unit where support is provided by a carer; and special purpose hostels for young people.
Excludes: Smaller supported accommodation facilities (less than 7 people) which may or may not have 24-hour supervision or care; residential facilities for people with a disability, mental health and/or drug and alcohol.
CODE 23 Short term crisis, emergency or transitional accommodation facility
Settings in which clients in a crisis or emergency receive immediate and/or short-term accommodation or a special purpose facility providing accommodation and support as part of the transition between a supported living environment and independent living.
Includes: Night shelters, refuges, hostels for the homeless, womens' shelters.
Settings in which persons receive care in a health care facility as either an admitted or non-admitted patient, secure detention centre for persons on remand, in the custody of the relevant State or Territory authority for correctional services, or in police detention. Also included are residential facilities providing personal care, regular basic nursing care and health care to chronically ill, frail, disabled or convalescent people or hospitals in-patient with an age-related illness of condition.
A health-care facility established under Commonwealth, state or territory legislation as a hospital or a free-standing day procedure unit and authorised to provide treatment and/or care to patients.
CODE 31.1 Acute hospital
An establishment that provides at least minimal medical, surgical or obstetric services for inpatient treatment and/or care, and which provide round-the-clock comprehensive qualified nursing service as well as other necessary professional services. They must be licensed by the state health department, or controlled by government departments. Most of the patients have acute conditions or temporary ailments and the average stay per admission is relatively short.
Includes: Hospitals and other health care facilities but not specialised prison health facilities or psychiatric hospitals.
CODE 31.2 Psychiatric hospital
Establishments devoted primarily to the treatment and care of inpatients with psychiatric, mental, or behavioural disorders.
Includes: Mental health units and forensic health units of corrective services systems.
CODE 31.3 Rehabilitation hospital
An establishment that provides care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is improvement in the functioning of a patient with an impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction due to a health condition. The patient will be capable of actively participating.
Rehabilitation care is always:
CODE 31.8 Other hospital
Includes: Multi-purpose services
Special-purpose residential setting
A residential facility providing personal care, regular basic nursing care and health care to chronically ill, frail, disabled or convalescent people with an age-related illness or condition. Usually permanent/long term arrangement.
CODE 32.1 Residential aged care facility
Includes: Aged care hostels, nursing homes.
Community care residential unit
Usually a temporary accommodation unit proving support, non-acute care and other services to people with a particular personal or social difficulty.
CODE 33.1 Mental health
An establishment that provides specialised mental health care on an overnight basis in a domestic-like environment.
CODE 33.2 Alcohol and other drugs
Includes: Facilities that cater for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Excludes rehabilitation in prisons and correctional facilities.
CODE 33.8 Other specialised community residential
Secure detention centre for persons on remand, in the custody of the relevant state or territory for correctional services, or in police detention.
CODE 34 Prison/remand centre/youth training centre
Includes: Prisons, remand centres, police centres, youth training centres and juvenile justice centres.
CODE 88 Other
Includes: Children under a court or guardianship order with no usual address.
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||'Usual' is defined as the type of accommodation the person has lived in predominantly prior to the start of the service episode.|
The setting in which the person usually lived can have a bearing on the type of service and support required by the person, and the outcomes that may result from their service.
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