Cumulative COVID-19 Deaths Continue to Rise at Pacifica Companies’ Kei-Ai Skilled Nursing Facilities = Now 119 Total

Data from the CA Department of Health (DPH) COVID-19 SNF Dashboard, as of 3/20/2021 Of all the things that SOS seeks to keep people updated on, this is the last number we want to have to continuously update. Why are authorities not taking action to intervene?!?!? Kei-Ai LA = 102; Kei-Ai South Bay = 17

COVID-19 Disproportionately Affects Those Who Live in the LA Metropolitan Area Due to Poor Air Quality

If the dangers of contracting COVID-19 increase in areas with poor air quality, why is Pacifica Companies being allowed to pursue eviction plans for seniors at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in the middle of the pandemic? The Los Angeles Metropolitan area has some of the worst air quality in the nation. Even if … Read more

Gavin Newsom’s Cuomo-Style Nursing Home Scandal

Larry O’Connor | Posted: Feb 19, 2021 12:40 PM https://townhall.com/columnists/larryoconnor/2021/02/19/gavin-newsoms-cuomostyle-nursing-home-scandal-n2585014 In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor of California did just what Andrew Cuomo did in New York. He ordered nursing homes to admit COVID-positive patients. This appears to have allowed the virus to spread to the most vulnerable population, just as … Read more

Aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York rewrote a report by state health officials to hide how many nursing home residents died in the pandemic.

The central role played by the governor’s top aides reflected the lengths to which Mr. Cuomo has gone in the middle of a deadly pandemic to control data, brush aside public health expertise and bolster his position as a national leader in the fight against the coronavirus. As the nursing home report was being written, … Read more

LA Times Column: How did a home built for Japanese American seniors become the state’s deadliest nursing facility?

By FRANK SHYONG, COLUMNIST MARCH 1, 2021 5 AM PT https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-03-01/hospital-transfers-spark-covid-surge-la-nursing-homes Relieving overtaxed hospitals and their exhausted staff is essential. But this policy has allowed for-profit companies that run many nursing homes to volunteer their residents for the increased viral risk — and profit — that the transfers represent. Patients and doctors say they were never informed or … Read more

“How Wall Street Killed Grandma”

February 23, 2021 Julia Rock and David Sirota https://portside.org/2021-02-23/how-wall-street-killed-grandma “20,000 nursing home residents died from 2004 to 2016 because they lived in nursing homes run by private equity firms, according to updated data.“ “We find that [private equity] ownership leads to a 3 percent decline in hours per patient-day supplied by the frontline nursing assistants … Read more

Watchdog calls for LA County nursing home crisis plan in light of ‘serious’ deficiencies, gaps

A reform advocate says the county Health Facilities Inspection Division ‘has not been up to the job of overseeing and monitoring nursing homes in L.A.’ Will there need to be an emergency evacuation at the Kei-Ai Los Angeles facility as well? The CA DPH COVID-19 dashboard shows that the death rates continue to rise like … Read more

COVID-19 Patients Released to Nursing Homes with Documented Operational Deficiencies:

L.A. Public Health Ok’d Release of COVID Patients to Nursing Homes With Many Coronavirus Deaths, Poor Ratings The agency also scrubbed statistics on coronavirus deaths and cases at designated nursing homes from its website. Published on June 18, 2020, By Danny Feingold https://capitalandmain.com/los-angeles-public-health-dept-approved-covid-transfers-to-poorly-rated-nursing-homes-0618 As part of California’s controversial practice of discharging COVID-19 patients from acute-care … Read more