Aged care supports people from a lot of different backgrounds each with their own specific cultural, spiritual or linguistic needs.
Older Australians are from many different backgrounds, so each person will express their identity in different ways. Being part of a group with others from the same background can help to connect people, but diversity within groups and across groups also exists. This is called ‘intersectionality’. Many people may not feel they belong to any group. It’s for this reason that health professionals and care workers need to focus not only on one type of diversity, but on multiple types all at once.