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

July 15, 2021: AB 279 Advances to the Senate Floor!

With leadership from Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) member, Mike Dark, the grassroots lobby effort secured another victory for AB 279 today with another decisive bipartisan 6-0 “AYE” vote in support of AB 279! Many individuals and organizations called in to submit their support of this bill, including, of … Read more

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

AB 279 Bill that would stop evictions at Sakura ICF passes through Senate Health Committee

In a bipartisan 10-0 vote AB 279 sailed through the CA Senate Health Committee. The bill is now headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. If it wins approval there, it moves forward for a full vote on the Senate floor before mid-July when the legislature recesses for the summer. The bill would stop the evictions … Read more

TAKE ACTION: AB 279 CA Senate Committee on Health Hearing Date Changed to June 23

Hearing Date for AB 279 is now set for Wednesday, June 23! We need ONE more vote to advance the bill!!! Sponsored by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi and Miguel Santiago, AB 279 is the legislation to stop evictions from and downgrading of services at CA senior care facilities during the still ongoing pandemic. More public pressure … Read more

Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado Opposes Pacifica’s Revised “Transition Plan”

The closure and forced removal of residents from Sakura Intermediate Care Facility is an issue for all Japanese Americans, not just a “local” one. There is no other such facility any where else in the United States.