CASTRO VALLEY, CA — A California janitor is being called a hero for feeding, bathing and comforting more than a dozen elderly and mentally ill residents left to fend for themselves, according to Fox News Latino.
Miguel Alvarez, 33, started the $8-an-hour janitor job at Valley Springs Manor in Castro Valley on October 7; three weeks later, Alvarez and the cook, Maurice Rowland, were left on their own after "the entire workforce at the senior center walked out of the facility after the state suspended its operating license on October 24," the article stated.
According to the article, for two days, Alvarez found himself responsible for changing diapers, bathing, feeding and comforting as many as 19 abandoned seniors.
"I felt bad for them so I helped them. I felt ... who's just going to leave these people? Just leave them for damn near dead," said Alvarez.
Alvarez recounted “hellish sleepless nights as confused and weary seniors screamed for food and medicine, some, becoming ‘zombie–like’ after going days without medication, while others tried to escape,” the article noted.
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