Rafu Shimpo, 5/2/2023 Residents from the Sawtelle District in West L.A. heard testimony on April 23 from family members and experts about the evictions of seniors at Sakura Intermediate Care Facility and the COVID-19 deaths at Kei-Ai Los Angeles. Both are owned by for-profit resort developers, Pacifica Co., who purchased the former nonprofit Keiro Nursing … Read more
VIDEO: https://abc7.com/video/embed/?pid=12954613 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Executives of a Los Angeles senior living home are facing criminal charges for a COVID-19 outbreak that officials say led to the deaths of 13 residents and an employee in the early days of the pandemic. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced the charges Tuesday against Silverado … Read more
Rafu Shimpo 04/01/2023 Thirteen senior residents and a staff person died of COVID at posh Silverado Beverly nursing home (151 beds) in L.A.’s Melrose District in 2020. Representatives from Save Our Seniors Network, David Monkawa and Francine Imai, at the Reagan State Building on Feb. 11, urging an investigation into Kei-Ai L.A. COVID deaths during … Read more
Rafu Shimpo 10/01/2022 On Saturday, Oct. 8, Save Our Seniors Network will hold “Kansha (Gratitude) Obon 3,” which will commemorate 139 seniors who died of COVID-19 in two Pacifica Co.-owned facilities, Kei-Ai L.A. and Kei-Ai South Bay. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the plaza of the Japanese American National … Read more
(article to be published in Rafu Shimpo) YOKU GANBATTE KUREMASHITA! SAKURA RELOCATEES! One year ago approximately 90 residents, mostly Japanese and JA women in their 80s and 90s, were evicted from Pacifica’s Sakura Intermediate Care Facility, to make way for apartments and a parking lot. JA community organizations will honor all relocatees and their families … Read more
Cathay Manor seniors and supporters continue to put pressure on local and Federal government officials and the judicial system to bring oversight into the misuse of public funds by slumlord Don Toy. By CBSLA Staff March 29, 2022 / 12:07 PM / CBS Los Angeles Chinese language press coverage: http://video.sinovision.net/?id=67179&mobile=yes
We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your Oct. 7, 2021, veto of Assembly Bill 279.
AB 279 was straightforward urgency legislation to protect seniors. It received an overwhelming, bipartisan 91 “ayes” to 10 “nos” (95%) cumulative vote in the Legislature, and was determined by both the Assembly and Senate Committees on Appropriations to have negligible fiscal impact.
This bill was designed to prevent involuntary, medically non-necessary transfers of residents from an intermediate care facility (ICF) or a skilled nursing facility (SNF), and to halt significant reductions in services thereat, during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
RAFU STAFF REPORT | OCTOBER 9, 2021 Read the entire Rafu Shimp report here: https://rafu.com/2021/10/newsom-vetoes-bill-that-sought-to-block-nursing-home-evictions-during-pandemic/ David Monkawa and Traci Imamura, representing Save Our Seniors, said the governor had chosen to side with Pacifica over the elderly residents, many of whom had been incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. SOS claimed that there have … Read more
From CalMatters.org, by Jocelyn Wiener October 6, 2021: Read the article here:https://calmatters.org/health/2021/10/nursing-homes-oversight-california-hearing/ Democratic Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi of Los Angeles, who introduced legislation earlier this year to address some of these issues, also grilled Dunham about the department’s performance in caring for California’s most vulnerable residents.. “What I’m hearing is a lengthy history, that goes back … Read more