AB 279 Advances to the Assembly Appropriations Committee!

APRIL 13, 2021: Families of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) and the Japanese American community won a partial victory in the Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday, April 13, winning a decisive, 11-2 majority vote to advance AB 279 to the Assembly Appropriations Committee (the hearing is now set for Wednesday, April 28 at 9AM). … Read more

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

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