By Ian Henschke
As chief advocate of National Seniors, I’m often asked to talk on a range of topics. Last weekend I was asked during an interview with ABC Radio about the keeping of pets in aged care homes.
I prefer to call them aged care homes rather than facilities. That’s because I think they should be as close as possible to a real home.
Ten years ago, my eldest brother Richard needed to go into aged care and we looked around for a place that was as near as possible to the home he lived in, rather than an institution.