Our health, disability and legal stakeholders are critical in delivering the services our clients need to get their lives back on track. Below you will find news reports and commentary on TAC-related issues.
Telehealth innovations are improving care for millions of patients around the world. Now one of the most successful telehealth models is becoming firmly established in Australia, providing primary care clinicians with greater access to specialist knowledge.
A new directory makes it easier to engage with experts who can support you when you treat TAC clients. You can now search for TAC Clinical Panellists by specialty, view their professional profiles and submit online requests.
Future interior designers from RMIT were given insights into the home design needs of people with disability when Jason Braden from the TAC’s Residential Independence (RIPL) project recently visited.
Many people who acquire a disability can’t return home until it's modified, or must find a new home. For too many people, this means waiting in hospital, rehab or aged care. A Rapid Interim Housing prototype has been designed to offer an alternative. This prefabricated, relocatable, fully accessible unit can be installed behind a family home or on other land in the community.
From immersive games to high-tech training, the variety of virtual reality (VR) applications is exploding. Can VR also help those who experience the psychological trauma of a motor vehicle accident? One form of therapy is using VR to help them overcome fears and start driving confidently again.
When a TAC client has serious injuries that require a modified car, we help obtain one. It once took months to deliver a vehicle. Now it takes just a few weeks.
May is Medication Dependence Prevention Month, which raises awareness about preventing medication harms and finding community support. Up to 1 in 10 people who leave hospital after surgery with an opioid prescription keep using opioids long term. And 1.9 million Australian adults begin taking prescription opioids every year.
From 1 April 2019, new TAC clients need to contact us for approval before they can access Home Services, which include gardening, cleaning and child care.
If you provide allied health services to TAC clients, we’ve introduced changes to help us better understand our clients’ needs and goals earlier in their recovery process.
A new course at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre is helping spinal cord injury patients develop their wheelchair skills in a safe and controlled environment.