SOS Calls for REJECTION of Pacifica Companies’ Proposal to Endanger Japanese American Seniors

On March 29, Pacifica Companies submitted a “Transition Plan” requesting permission from the California Department of Public Health to mass evict seniors from their 100% COVID-19-free home in the middle of the pandemic. Here is the SOS letter to Cassie Dunham, Acting Deputy Director of the CDPH: If one examines this matrix (below), it can … Read more

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Supports AB 279

Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s bill to prevent involuntary discharges during the pandemic Please support AB 279 (Muratsuchi), sponsored by California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, which would prohibit certain long term care resident evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill will be heard on April 13th, so it is important to submit your letters of support no later … Read more

State Legislators Announce 2021 Nursing Home PROTECT Act

Watch the replay of the press conference on-line: Via YouTube: CLICK HERE Nursing homes have been the most dangerous places to live and work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Why?  Because nursing homes are broken, trapping patients and their families in a system that’s driven solely by profit, not by quality care for those who need … Read more

SUPPORT CA Assembly Bill 279!

Originally published in the Rafu Shimpo, January 9, 2021 By DAVID MONKAWA Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s proposed bill to ban drastic changes to the delivery of healthcare in nursing homes during the pandemic is badly needed and would stop local owners, like Pacifica Co., from replacing their Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) with apartments. The bill … Read more

CA Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (AD66) and Miguel Santiago (AD53) introduce AB279 to protect seniors during the pandemic

1/21/2021: AB279 has been read and introduced in the CA State Assembly. If passed, this will help protect seniors from eviction for licensed senior care facilities during the pandemic. Please contact your State Legislators to support this bill. Find them via this link: