Pacifica’s Violence Against Seniors is Part of a Larger Attack on Boyle Heights

The drive to increase profit margins with total disregard for Japanese American and Japanese seniors at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility as well as the original sale of the former Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes to international developer, Pacifica Companies, should not be seen as something separate from what is happening in Boyle Heights with … Read more

California nursing homes got insider access to Newsom’s health care regulators. Here’s how

By Jason Pohl and Ryan Sabalow July 02, 2020 05:00 AM, Updated July 02, 2020 02:35 PM Read the Sacramento Bee article here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article243943317.html SOS Network: This is an important article to read to understand the workings of the CA State government and for understanding the powerful influence that full-time lobbyists for private interests have … 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

Problems with Privatized Senior Care

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

Seniors at Chinatown care can stay, says B.C. Housing

Even with an offer to stay, families of residents and others are asking about the continuity of cultural programming and future of care homes for Chinese seniors in Chinatown A story out of Vancouver, BC sounds eerily similar to the one that Sakura ICF families are going through right now: https://vancouversun.com/health/seniors-at-chinatown-care-can-stay-says-b-c-housing

Sakura ICF Families No Viable Options

In addition to Pacifica Companies’ “Transition Plan” being, effectively, a “death sentence proposal,” it will represent an attack on bilingual/bi-cultural services and exacerbate gentrification problems in Boyle Heights. See the spreadsheet: https://app.box.com/s/9bv00s9hl5lpge7n0df6lxq2yxg1swwv Simply put, there exists NO OTHER facility like the Sakura Intermediate Care (ICF) anywhere else in the United States. It is part of … Read more

Elderly in U.S. Are Projected to Outnumber Children for First Time

Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years By Paul Overberg and Janet Adamy | Updated March 13, 2018 9:13 pm ET People over 65 years old would outnumber children by 2035, a first in U.S. history, according to updated projections released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday. The milestone would be the … Read more

Letter to Pacifica Companies from Ten Physicians caring for Sakura ICF residents

“IT’S UNSAFE TO TRANSFER ICF RESIDENTS NOW” March 23, 2021 To Pacifica Companies: We are physicians providing medical care for the residents at Sakura ICF (Intermediate Care Facility) either as primary care physicians or as specialists for consultations. We firmly oppose the proposed closure of the ICF in such a hurried manner, especially in view … Read more