Older Clients are one of my favourites. They can have complex health issues and social situations, they understand my motto “ be well” more than anyone else, they make me laugh with their anecdotes and wisdom of experience, they surprise me every day with their ability to overcome adversity and they respond to treatment and advice often better than in any other age group. However they are treated differently from any other clients I see. The difference is to treat gently, progress gradually and to consider their life experiences when recommending maintenance programmes. I have had the benefit of working for a public hospital programme that specifically tailored to aged care clients and as a result have a knowledge of the complexity of health issues that we all experience as we age and also of the of additional supports that are available.