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

Support the Evicted ICF Seniors!

August 13, 2021: SOS Network and Supporters Hand Petition to Sakura Gardens Staff to Deliver to Pacifica Companies to Demand Proper Care for Evicted ICF Seniors With cases of the Delta Variant on the rise, Pacific Companies has coerced fragile seniors out of the 100% COVID-19 Free Sakura ICF and has not guaranteed their access … Read more

KANSHA OBON II

Dance for our seniors a success! At Kansha Obon II, Dr. Kensaku Nakayama and members of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility Family Council speak to the audience about the stress and trauma faced by their relatives as a result of Pacifica Companies greed-driven cruelty. * * * Rafu Shimpo Coverage of Kansha Obon II – … Read more

Closure of Sakura ICF: Start of the End to Culturally Sensitive Elder Care for Japanese Americans?

Shared from the 7/31/2021 The Rafu Shimpo eEdition VOX POPULI By KENSAKU NAKAYAMA Read HERE: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/RafuShimpo/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=RAFU%2F2021%2F07%2F31&entity=Ar00304&sk=10D3443A&mode=text

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:

12 noon July 21: The Current State of Visitation Rights in Long Term Care Facilities

Hosted by California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)…On July 21 at 12:00 PM, CANHR will be hosting a town hall for California residents of long term care facilities, their families, and their friends, to discuss the state of resident visitation rights. Long term care residents were locked down and closed off from visitation in … Read more

June 16 NEWS UPDATE: SAKURA ICF CLOSURE ATTEMPT BY PACIFICA COMPANIES DELAYED

It has now been determined that) “Pacifica failed to ensure the resident’s attending physician complete the medical assessment prior to issuing the 60 Day Notices of Transfer that were sent by certified mail around May 19, 2021 to Sakura ICF families.  These assessments must include an assessment of the resident’s susceptibility to adverse health consequences, including psycho-social … Read more

Rafu Shimpo News: Kansha Obon, Saturday, June 12

“Hope and Gratitude” event to honor new community heroes leading the fight against evictions at Sakura ICF and against displacement and gentrification in Boyle Heights. Actress Tamlyn Tomita will emcee. Performance by East L.A. Taiko. Made possible by the generous support of LA City Councilmember Kevin De Leon and many community donors! Get your odori dance moves on!

Pacifica Companies’ March 29 “Transition Plan” REJECTED

April 20, 2021 Notification was sent out by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today that Pacifica Companies’ March 29 “Transition Plan” to mass evict residents out of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights has been rejected. Here is the text issued on behalf of the acting Deputy Director of the … Read more