US: Concerns of Neglect in Nursing Homes

Pandemic Exposes Need for Improvements in Staffing, Oversight, Accountability “Even before the pandemic, the US government failed to ensure that nursing homes were adequately staffed and regulated,” said Laura Mills, researcher on older people’s rights at Human Rights Watch. “The huge number of deaths in nursing homes from Covid-19 and emerging reports of neglect … Read more

The Longest 80 Miles: How Nursing Home Evictions Tear Families Apart   NURSING HOMES ARE BUSINESSES, but they’re also meant to be homes where many people spend the last years of their lives, often with diminishing capacity. People who live in nursing homes are referred to as residents rather than patients. It’s this idea that’s at the heart of the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act, a … Read more

Pacifica Companies’ Claim of “Losing Money” to Justify Sakura ICF Closure Exposed

Article by David Monkawa, SOS Network Co-chair published in AsAmNews! Pacifica claims it is evicting the seniors and closing the Sakura ICF in Los Angeles because they’re “losing money”. This is dishonest and hides the full picture. When Keiro sold the four facilities to Pacifica in 2015 they were required to submit a “Written Notice to … Read more

Stand Together and Keep Fighting!

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) supports Pacifica Companies “Transition Plan V.2,” siding with Profit-Interests over the Safety of Japanese American and Japanese seniors This decision will not stop SOS Network and allies from continuing the work to defend residents of Sakura ICF. There are numerous ongoing efforts underway to do so. Please read the … Read more

Pacifica Companies Attacks Residents with 11 Staff Layoffs from Sakura ICF

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Pacifica Companies’ Hypocrisy: There have been 11 staff layoffs at Sakura ICF in recent months

Following Pacifica Companies’ published desire to close the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, the ONLY facility of its kind for Japanese American and Japanese seniors in the entire United States, eleven staff have been laid off, including staff all important to the historically exceptionally high-quality bilingual and bi-cultural care that the facility has been known for.

This has occurred despite widespread opposition from the community, multiple elected officials and even the California Department of Public Health. Pacifica is continuing to do whatever they can to cut costs and push residents out of the facility to make way for more profitable high-rent housing.

Statement from a Longtime Bilingual Staffer at Sakura Intermediate Care Facility:

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‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents

Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels. SOS Network comment: The fight to help residents of Sakura ICF to stay in their homes is part of a nationwide fight to defend senior rights, but it is exacerbated by the discriminatory … Read more

Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) Opposes Pacifica’s Re-submitted “Transition Plan”

Dear Ms. Dunham, My name is Kira Teshima Conlon with the Japanese American Bar Association and am writing to express our strong opposition to the proposal by Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (“ICF”) to involuntarily evict its vulnerable senior tenants.  As with the first rejected plan, the re-submitted transition plan fails to present viable relocation facilities.  … Read more

Willing Buyers of Distressed Properties, Pacific Companies Claims “Financial Losses” to Justify Endangering Lives of Seniors at Sakura ICF

Pacifica Companies LLC is located in San Diego, CA, United States and is part of the Residential Property Investment Industry. Pacifica Companies LLC has 2000 total employees across all of its locations and generates $424.48 million in sales (USD). (Sales figure is modelled). There are 4 companies in the Pacifica Companies LLC corporate family. … Read more

Orange County Buddhist Church Endorses Actions Taken to Stop Eviction of the Seniors from Sakura ICF

Save Our Seniors Network expresses deep gratitude to the Orange County Buddhist Church for their support for the seniors at Kei-Ai Los Angeles (in Lincoln Heights) and the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility in Boyle Heights. Thank you, Orange County Buddhist Church! SOS Network encourages you to support Orange County Buddhist Church: