"I got in trouble for telling someone that if they didn't like their food they could sign a waiver to get different food, which is their right," Barbara says. "I was told that I couldn't tell people their rights. I'm a vegan and I have to fight for everything I get here. I really had to go to war over that.
"Any time you voice an opinion you get written up for it. You don't have the same rights in here that you have out there. They put somebody on the Alzheimer's floor who was fine on this floor. But they needed room on this floor. They will do that to you if you don't have family to fight for you. Residents have to fight for each other, but many have given up. You get railroaded at times. Your natural inclination is to fight, but that just makes it worse. Some residents have been put in psych wards for fighting for their rights."
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"I don't want to die in a nursing home. I've watched friends do it and it's terrible. Once you get in these places it is hard to get out. Something has to be done about some nursing homes. They are bad, corrupt and some of the owners are exploiting people to get rich."