Articles like this leave me speechless. A man volunteered at a nursing home for years without any problem. One day he witnessed an abusive occurrence. He reported this. He started seeing more abuse and continued to report.
His story is here.
For the first time, he was told he couldn’t visit the nursing home, that it constituted trespassing. Feeling that the residents had the right to have visitors, on January 26, 2011, Edmund disobeyed those orders, and found himself arrested. He spent time in jail at taxpayer expense. He had never been arrested before.
It’s too bad this gentleman had to experience all of this. Doing the right thing can be difficult when you’re up against big corporations and especially nursing home chains. We need to support those who have the guts to speak up. Support can mean cheering them on, assisting with paying for legal help, etc.