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

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

COVID-19 Positive Patients Moved into Senior Skilled Nursing Facilities

https://calmatters.org/health/2020/04/nursing-homes-california-covid-19-patients-coronavirus-newsom/https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-01/california-orders-skilled-nursing-facilities-to-accept-coronavirus-patients https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/05/06/editorial-newsom-falters-as-covid-19-nursing-home-cases-soar/https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/may/06/state-will-pay-assisted-living-coronavirus/ https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-20-33.aspx No other skilled nursing facility in the Western U.S. has a cumulative COVID-19 death rate as high as the Pacifica Companies’-owned Kei-Ai Los Angeles facility in Lincoln Heights. Many in the Los Angeles community cannot help but wonder, “Does this have anything to do why there has been insufficient oversight and lack … 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