T034 Ageing with Lifelong Accident Injuries – Environmental Scan

Christina Ekegren, Aislinn Lalor, Joanna Schwarzman, Mohammed Aburumman

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Abstract

People who are older at the time of injury or ageing with injury often have complex health issues and may be prone to developing age-related problems earlier in life than uninjured people. This leads to greater healthcare utilisation and support needs over time. It is vital to understand current strategies the TAC can draw upon to help with identifying, preventing and managing age-related degenerative conditions in their clients. It is also important to understand available health and aged care services that may assist the TAC in supporting older adults, and how the TAC can integrate with these services.
The objective of this environmental scan was to fill a remaining knowledge gap about community-based models and interventions designed to identify, prevent and manage age-related health conditions. A further aim was to provide an in-depth understanding of the aged care system and services as they relate to older adults with acquired injury and injury-related disability. This work is part of a larger project delivered for the TAC (T034), which also included an evidence review of age-related degenerative conditions in people with acquired injuries, approved by the TAC on 23 July 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVictoria Australia
PublisherMonash University
Commissioning bodyTransport Accident Commission (TAC) (trading as Transport Accident Commission Compensation Payments) (Victoria)
Number of pages103
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

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