The Australians have done it again – providing leadership in the creation of a user-friendly website to help carers develop cultural awareness and build appropriate strategies for building a respectful, caring relationship with client who are Greek and who have limited knowledge of English.

Greek Care provides practical advice and information on how to work with Greek elders — communication strategies, activities, religious information, information about beliefs and values that impact on service delivery — as well as background information about Greek history, geography and tradition. There are many hints on how to enhance the practitioner-client relationship. Often they are quite simple strategies that will nevertheless engage your client and elicit satisfaction on their part.

In the past we’ve blogged about the Australian Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing – another example of the importance given to this complex issue.

Thanks to Tim Dixon, Deputy Editor of Australian Ageing Agenda for telling us about Greek Care.