Because freedom can't protect itself
I live in Tucson Arizona. I am now banned from the 400 congress building. I was invited to a meeting with the Department of Health and human Services and my picture was taken over my objections. Take the photo or go to jail. I came to the building with a friend to object about the decision the Department of Health made when I filed a complaint about abuse in a nursing home that my mother was residing.I am a guardian that had to sit in the hallway in a chair in front of the nursing home staff to see my paralyzed speechless mother. I was given a letter from the Attorney Generals office from Phoenix by the police officer that did the investigation in the nursing home. Freedom of speech? I don't think so. My mother almost died in the hallway soon after I filed the complaint. I moved her to another nursing home. I was told by the police officer that because my mother was on AHCCCS I had had no right to complain. The nursing home is their house. I need to follow the rules. The nursing home was almost closed down later for rape of a resident by another resident.
You can always contact Adult Protective Services. It's specifically for aged adults. Aslo, check the Survey Book at the front of the Nursing Home. It will tell you where the deficiancies are in the building and how they take care of their residents. At least, that's how it is here in Washington.
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