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.
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.
TAC clients are among some 60 people who’ve contributed to an app aimed at strengthening connections and sharing information within the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) community.
Injured in a motorbike accident, a TAC client describes the unexpected challenges he faced – and how a new perspective boosted his recovery. Access this article and video to hear Ross’s story.
We have started working in a new way with our clients with lifelong injuries. These changes will help build their capability and ensure they receive the right services and supports to reach their goals.