Just thinking How we use words Can irritate or soothe in responses.
Garden Grove, California
April 11, 2016 4:26pm CST
I am a diabetic for many years before comingto this tiresome ret irement center. I assumed that the responder knew that most residents that have diabetes 'have had it before they came here and were doing all their own testing. So when the user came up with being surprised that the lay med ;people do our tests for us I was shocked. She went on about how they should be teaching us to test. M y word. I told her all that I knew had diabetes long before coming here and already knew and were testng themselves. I guess her wording irked me but the I checked .She is just 25 and probably know little about retirement homes.Maybe like a lot of others she wrongfully l umps us ik wth nursng homes. NO NO NO we are not nursing h omes,no medlcal people here no nurses aides or do tors no hospital wards.we are just a retirement center for retirees. Nursing homes here are really pretty shabby ad most are not highly rated They are staffed with nurses, aides and doctors . they have wards for ill people ad aretotally different. When we make responses it may be wise to watch the words we use as the poser cannot see our faces. Tje
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• Centralia, Missouri
12 Apr 16
good point, the fact this is a retirement home and yet they are taking away your ability to do your own tests and have your own meds IS really odd. I guess I thought retirement home and nursing home were the same thing, just different terms