25 May 2009

Language issues in residental care

Language crisis in aged care
Radio National Life Matters: 5 May 2009
Imagine you're in a nursing home and you can't communicate.

The staff don't speak your language nor do the other residents. As many older people from non English speaking backgrounds age, they can revert to their mother tongue and this can mean a very isolated existence.

We hear from leading interpreter and advocate Eva Hussain on what can be done to bridge the communication gap. > listen to story

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