New COVID-19 Positive Confirmed Cases at Kei-Ai Los Angeles

There are three new confirmed COVID-19 positive cases at Kei-Ai Los Angeles skilled nursing facility in Lincoln Heights. Save Our Seniors Network is not satisfied by the response to numerous questions that had previously been delivered to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) as to how and why Kei-Ai Los Angeles (KALA) … Read more

If the CA Government Won’t Protect Seniors, Who Will?

https://calmatters.org/newsletters/whatmatters/2021/10/newsom-admin-ripped-for-nursing-home-policies/ California’s reputation as a national leader in the COVID response was turned on its head Tuesday, when state lawmakers launched a blistering attack on the Newsom administration’s handling of nursing homes amid the pandemic.   Meanwhile, death rates continue to climb at Kei-Ai Los Angeles.  Kei-Ai Los Angeles leads CA nursing homes in cumulative … Read more

Newsom’s Veto of AB 279 Must be Viewed in Context of the Ongoing Pandemic

With his veto of AB 279, which sought to halt evictions of seniors from, and reductions of services at licensed senior care facilities during the pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom’s capitulation to  serving the interests of Pacifica Companies aside, it was also a blatant disregard for the well-being of seniors in general, who are among the … Read more

California oversight of nursing homes called ‘befuddling,’ ‘broken’

by Jocelyn Wiener April 6, 2021, Updated April 16, 2021 As COVID-19 has transformed many nursing homes into death traps, the role of state regulators has become even more critical in protecting some of California’s most vulnerable residents.Since the pandemic began, state records show, more than 9,000 nursing home residents have died of the virus … Read more

California orders skilled nursing facilities to accept coronavirus patients

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-01/california-orders-skilled-nursing-facilities-to-accept-coronavirus-patients As fears escalate about the toll the coronavirus will take on the sick and elderly in nursing homes — who are among the most vulnerable to the deadly virus — California regulators have told skilled nursing facility operators that they must accept patients even if they have the disease. The order comes amid a … Read more

Health Care for All – Los Angeles Chapter Calls Upon Governor Newsom to Sign AB 279 into Law

September 18, 2021     Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor, State of California 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA. 95814   RE: AB 279. (Muratsuchi) –  Please Sign.   Greetings Governor Newsom:   Health Care for All – Los Angeles Chapter strongly supports AB  279 (Muratsutchi) and urges your signature on this bill.  AB279 is … Read more

The Current State of Visitation Rights in Long Term Care Facilities

On July 21, SOS Network’s friends and allies, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) hosted a town hall for California residents of long term care facilities, their families, and their friends, to discuss the state of resident visitation rights.   Here is the video replay of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH6oPPdEsjY

California nursing homes got insider access to Newsom’s health care regulators. Here’s how

By Jason Pohl and Ryan Sabalow July 02, 2020 05:00 AM, Updated July 02, 2020 02:35 PM Read the Sacramento Bee article here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article243943317.html   SOS Network: This is an important article to read to understand the workings of the CA State government and for understanding the powerful influence that full-time lobbyists for private interests … Read more

California nursing home workers died of COVID. The industry failed to tell state watchdogs.

California nursing home workers died of COVID. The industry failed to tell state watchdogs. Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article249317120.html#storylink=cpy The horrors of COVID-19 continue to expose problems with the private-operator senior care system. How quickly will the COVID-19 death toll at Kei-Ai Los Angeles rise again with the spread of the Delta Variant?  Kei-Ai LA is … Read more