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Informal carer—co-residency status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInformal carer co-residency
Synonymous names:Help on this termCarer residency status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270167
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Recorded 13/05/2008
Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

Whether or not an informal carer lives with the person for whom they care, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Informal carer—co-residency status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Co-resident carer
2Non-resident carer
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1    Co-resident carer

A co-resident carer is a person who provides care and assistance on a regular and sustained basis to a person who lives in the same household.

CODE 2    Non-resident carer

A non-resident or visiting carer is a person who provides care and assistance on a regular and sustained basis to someone who usually lives in a different household.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This metadata item is usually used to record residency status of the person who provides most care to the person.

If a client has both a co-resident (e.g. a spouse) and a visiting carer (e.g. a daughter or son), the coding response should be related to the carer who provides the most significant care and assistance related to the client's capacity to remain living at home. The expressed views of the client and/or their carer(s) or significant other should be used as the basis for determining this.

Collection methods:Help on this term

This item can be collected when either the carer or the person being cared for is the client of an agency.

Agencies may be required to collect this item at the beginning of each service episode. Agencies should also assess the currency of this information at subsequent assessments or re-assessments.

Some agencies may record this information historically so that they can track changes over time. Historical recording refers to the practice of maintaining a record of changes over time where each change is accompanied by the appropriate date.

Comments:Help on this term

This item helps to establish a profile of the characteristics of informal carers and as such increases knowledge about the dynamics and patterning of the provision of informal care. In particular, whether the informal carer lives with the person for whom they care or not is one indication of the level of informal support available to clients and of the intensity of care provided by the carer.

This data element can be used to identify whether the carer is a co-resident carer (as per the Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers) and thereby facilitates comparisons with population estimates of the number of informal carers who are also co-resident carers. This is important in the estimation of need for services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Home and Community Care (HACC) Data Dictionary Version 1.0, 1998

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Carer co-residency, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.8 KB)

Has been superseded by Informal carer—co-residency indicator, code N Disability, Standard 29/02/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006 Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/12/2008

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Disability services carer details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

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Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

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Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

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Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

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Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

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