US: Concerns of Neglect in Nursing Homes

Pandemic Exposes Need for Improvements in Staffing, Oversight, Accountability https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/25/us-concerns-neglect-nursing-homes “Even before the pandemic, the US government failed to ensure that nursing homes were adequately staffed and regulated,” said Laura Mills, researcher on older people’s rights at Human Rights Watch. “The huge number of deaths in nursing homes from Covid-19 and emerging reports of neglect … Read more

Almost no nursing home in America was safe from COVID-19, federal study finds

‘In many cases there were real lapses of oversight,’ says a director on GAO’s health care team Almost no nursing home in America was safe from COVID-19, federal study finds The Sakura Intermediate Care Facility in Boyle Heights has been kept 100% COVID-19 free.  We are not yet out of the pandemic.  There is no … Read more

If Laguna Honda Could Manage COVID-19, Why Not Pacifica Companies at Kei-Ai LA?

Laguna Honda’s COVID-19 Outbreak Offers Lessons for Other Long-Term Care Homes This week San Francisco health officials have begun testing everyone at skilled nursing facilities for COVID-19, beginning with the county-run Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, where an early outbreak has amassed 21 cases of the virus among patients and staff. It could have … Read more

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 have … 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

L.A. County’s nursing home oversight division under scrutiny

Advocates hope that attention evoked by the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in more than 3,930 COVID-19 related deaths of nursing home residents and staff in the county, will help strengthen oversight of troubled nursing homes in the region. Brenda Gazzar, LA Daily News, April 16, 2021 “(HFID is) not there to make sure facilities … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines not a Panacea

Pacifica Companies must be forced to stop coercing seniors to move during the middle of this pandemic! 12 Fully-Vaccinated Los Angeles Residents Infected With Covid-19, Says County Health Official https://deadline.com/2021/04/12-los-angeles-residents-reinfected-covid-vaccinated-1234734552/ By Tome TappApril 14, 2021

Why Vaccines are Less Effective in the Elderly

This is Why Pacifica Companies’ Plan to Mass Evict Seniors from Sakura ICF is Potentially Murderous https://theconversation.com/why-vaccines-are-less-effective-in-the-elderly-and-what-it-means-for-covid-19-141971 The fact that elderly people do not respond well to immunizations has largely been ignored in most discussions of COVID-19 vaccines, despite this being the group in greatest need. Most of the scientific community’s experience with vaccine development … Read more

Los Angeles County Inspector General Issues Second Report on Nursing Home Crisis

Why No Mention of Kei-Ai Los Angeles, the Number One Cumulative COVID-19 Death Facility West of the Mississippi? https://oig.lacounty.gov/Portals/OIG/Reports/SNF_Second%20Interim%20Reports_February%202021.pdf Issued on February 16, this is a continuation of an ongoing investigation into the crisis in nursing homes related to COVID-19, the management of which has been dysfunctional in terms of proper oversight. The new report … Read more