Who Does Gavin Newsom Work For?

When Governor Gavin Newsom undermined the successful grassroots lobby effort to pass AB 279 which would have stalled evictions and reductions of services at California senior homes like the Sakura IFC, it raised the question of who he is working for. The language of his veto statement seemed like a copy/paste job of arguments from … Read more

What we found digging into an elder care landscape rocked by the pandemic

By Emily DeRuy Center for Health Journalism December 23, 2021 https://centerforhealthjournalism.org/2021/11/24/what-we-found-digging-elder-care-landscape-rocked-pandemic This post outlines initial insights into how problems with elder care in CA were spotlit by the pandemic and the Center for Health Journalism approach to covering the issue via direct person interviews. The reportage investigates the lives of seniors and their families in … Read more

Children of Evicted Sakura ICF Seniors Advocate for Passage of AB 1400/CalCare Act

Francine Imai and Kensaku Nakamura are both children of seniors that were recently evicted from the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights. At this event on December 11 addressing the need for healthcare system reform, both related their experiences to why people should support AB 1400, the “Guaranteed Healthcare for All” CalCare act … Read more

California oversight of nursing homes called ‘befuddling,’ ‘broken’

by Jocelyn Wiener April 6, 2021, Updated April 16, 2021 As COVID-19 has transformed many nursing homes into death traps, the role of state regulators has become even more critical in protecting some of California’s most vulnerable residents.Since the pandemic began, state records show, more than 9,000 nursing home residents have died of the virus … Read more

Immediate Jeopardy: Death And Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain

https://laist.com/special-reports/nursing-homes-renew.php By Elly Yu and Aaron Mendelson Published Apr 6, 2021 Immediate Jeopardy: Death And Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain “California has, in a sense, rolled out the red carpet for bad providers,” Tony Chicotel, an attorney with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, recently told LAist. “It doesn’t matter if you’re … Read more

Winning Healthcare Equality: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Song about AB 1400, the Cal Care Act

Watch the replay videos here:  https://bit.ly/WinningHealthEquality-SOSN **********************7PM Wednesday, November 17 via ZOOM Email your RSVP to saveourseniors@progressiveasians.org for the ZOOM link! Dr. Paul Song, noted oncologist and healthcare activist, will join SOSN via ZOOM at 7PM on November 17 to share his thoughts about what the upcoming CA healthcare reform bill AB 1400 will mean … Read more

Open Letter Rebuttal to Governor Newsom’s Veto of AB 279

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November 2, 2021 The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California: We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your October 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 NOES (95%) cumulative vote in … Read more

Kaze Jones’ Rap: The struggle to protect and provide quality healthcare for Japanese American seniors

“This piece was inspired by Save Our Seniors Network and their struggle to protect and provide quality healthcare for Japanese American seniors.” – Kaze Jones Save our seniors, Who are fighting to survive…to live out peacefully the rest of their lives. But echoing their past struggles and cries, Now How could it be, close to … Read more

Newsom Repeats Falsehoods in Veto of AB 279

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has Kept $Multi-Million Reserve Fund a Secret from the Public and Newsom Follows Their Lead to Endanger Seniors Under influence of California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) propagated the falsehood that “AB 279 would cause possible unintended financial duress” to for-profit nursing … Read more