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

The Current State of Visitation Rights in Long Term Care Facilities

On July 21 at 12:00 PM, 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:

Evictions of Seniors Must be Stopped – Especially Because of the Delta Variant!

As we approach the hearing date for AB 279 on July 15 in the CA Senate Appropriations Committee, we should be reminding members of that body that there is virtually no cost to the State for passing a piece of legislation that simply calls for an end to evictions from senior nursing home facilities and … Read more

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

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