I found this really cool story about a California nursing home that closed last fall. Everybody left but…..the 16 residents were still there! Unbelievably, Cook Maurice Rowland and janitor Miguel Alvarez stayed. They spent “several days providing round-the-clock care for elderly patients, doling out medication, bathing, feeding, and looking after them”. Finally a local fire department and sheriff took over Valley Springs Manor nursing home, and their actions eventually led to legislation in California known as the Residential Care for the Elderly Reform Act of 2014, which protects nursing home residents from being abandoned in the case of a shutdown.
There are still good people in this world. It’s nice to know that. Now for some fun. I have no idea where the administrators of the place went but let’s take a guess. I’ll start and then you chime in:
- They were still going to meetings every day, oblivious to reality, because that is what administrators do.
- They were getting promoted in the organization for a job well done at Vally Springs Manor.