Activities of Daily Living
Personal and/or nursing care that supports older people to stay as independent and healthy as they can. This care is delivered primarily in residential facilities and through care visits to the home.
Aged Care Act 1997
Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)
Aged Care Planning Region (ACPR)
- Assessment of eligibility for subsidised aged care by an Aged Care Assessment Team.
- Assessment of care needs in permanent residential aged care using the Aged Care Funding Instrument.
assessment and information services
average length of stay
The three areas of care needs that are assessed in the ACFI record, namely: Activities of Daily Living, Cognition and Behaviour, and Complex Health Care.
care need rating
Cognition and Behaviour
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
Complex Health Care
core activity need for assistance
country of birth
emergency department (ED) presentation
general practitioner (GP)
A medical practitioner who provides comprehensive and continuing care to patients and their families in the community.
A GP attendance is an unreferred patient-doctor encounter (with Medicare funding benefits), such as a visit, consultation and attendance (including a video conference) with a medical practitioner who has been recognised as a general practitioner for the purposes of Medicare benefits.
Home and Community Care (HACC)
length of stay
mainstream aged care
A national, government-funded scheme that subsidises the cost of personal medical services for all Australians and aims to help them afford medical care. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is the listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian Government. The schedule is part of the wider Medicare Benefits Scheme.
My Aged Care
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
primary care services
An organisation type that manages aged care services. This includes publicly listed companies and organisations that are registered as private companies.
residential aged care service
A patient who is admitted to hospital and separated on the same date.
short-term restorative care
A referred patient-doctor encounter (with Medicare funding benefits), such as a visit, consultation and attendance (including a video conference) with a medical practitioner who has been recognised as a specialist or consultant physician for the purposes of Medicare benefits.