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The value of words!

Posted by Julie Dundon AdvAPD on 2 June 2020
The value of words!

It's puzzling why aged care homes are referred to as aged care facilities. 

Many official bodies and government departments will refer to these homes as facilities.  If we really want to ensure that this is the home for older people, we need to start to change our language and refer to the buildings and organisations as homes.  Perhaps we just might to start to make it feel like a home?

The same can said for residents versus consumers.  There has been plenty of discussion about which term is right.  From our experience, it appears that many people prefer the word resident over consumer.  At the end of the day, they are people.  Shouldn't we just refer to them as people?

Just some food for thought!

Author: Julie Dundon AdvAPD
Tags: Nutrition Professionals Australia Risk Aged Care Malnutrition diningexperience Nutrition

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