[ The University of Melbourne Voice Vol. 3, No. 8 13 October - 10 November 2008 ]
By Janine Sim-Jones
On any given day around 160 000 Australians live in residential care – they are rarely, if ever – asked what kind of environment would best suit them.
As an aged care bureaucrat Ralph Hampson visited a lot of nursing homes and admits he saw “some pretty terrible places”.