Posted on October 24, 2019
- A nurse comes into a senior patient’s room and says, “Are we ready for a shower?”
“How are you today, young lady?” says a senior care aide says to a 90-year-old resident.
A volunteer at an adult day center watches participants at a Senior Prom event and exclaims, “Aren’t they just adorable?”
If you’re a senior, have older relative or work with older adults, you’re probably well-familiar with “elderspeak”—a style of speech younger people sometimes use with older adults that sounds an awful lot like baby talk.