Patients or Clients?


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I worked at an LTC facility that made us call the patients "elders". Kinda hard to do when you work the skilled unit and you have someone maybe 10 yrs older than you there for rehab.

In my opinion, if the facility is their home, they are "residents" otherwise they are all "patients".


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Specializes in L&D. Has 2 years experience.

We were taught to say clients in school....however, we all say ptients at work, and that's what I use as well.