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

Tracking the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

By Los Angeles Times Staff Updated Feb. 14 9:23 a.m. Pacific https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-coronavirus-cases-tracking-outbreak/nursing-homes/ Clearly, California is not doing a very good job at protecting seniors in nursing homes. Regarding Pacifica Companies, they are doing among the worst of all. This includes the Kei-Ai facility in Lincoln Heights and the Kei-Ai facility in South Bay. Please help SOS appeal … Read more

Pacifica Companies’ Kei-Ai Los Angeles Skilled-Nursing Facility Leads LA County in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Save Our Seniors (SOS) calls for an immediate cease of transfers/moves/evictions of residents from all former Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes facilities during the pandemic. Pacifica Companies needs to demonstrate more transparency as to why the COVID-19 numbers at the Kei-Ai facilities are so high in Lincoln Heights and Gardena. Between the two Kei-Ai Facilities, … Read more