What is a “Family Council?”

Family councils can be an effective way to advocate on behalf of all residents in a facility. The National Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Fact Sheet on Family Councils and Advocacy During COVID-19 Read this PDF to find out about why families of residents in the former Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes should immediately consider … Read more

Pacifica Companies Announces Intentions Cease Operations at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights

Pacifica Companies Contradicts Public Statement Issued on January 26, 2021 – Development of Plans to Move All Residents Out to Commence March 1, 2021 On Feb. 26, 2021, Pacifica Companies, international real estate developers and current owners of the facilities formerly known as Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes, officially announced their intentions to begin ceasing … Read more

“Know Your Rights” – Educational Workshop for Families

Coming Soon (6PM 2/23/21): Hosted by California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Save Our Seniors Network is pleased to announce that our allies, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) has agreed to host an education ZOOM video/call conference on Tuesday, February 23 at 6PM (PST). SOS encourages residents and families of residents at … Read more

Community Response to Pacifica Companies’ January 26 Press Release

Following the SOS Press Event on January 26 and subsequent media coverage nationally, Pacifica companies and their partners released a statement. The following is a community response to that statement. (The statement in Japanese follows the text in English) Save Our Seniors and Community Response to Pacifica Companies’ 1/26/21 Press Release Regarding the Expiration of … Read more

The Guardian US Edition: Transfer trauma: America’s seniors suffer as care system pushes them between sites

Unequal payment plans drive some corporate nursing home facilities to shed – or in some cases ‘hospital dump’ – residents, distressing delicate elders https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/27/elder-care-us-nursing-homes-transfer-trauma Transfer trauma, a nonclinical term for what elders experience when they are moved from one facility to another, is something elder care advocates see families confront every day. “It’s extremely common,” … Read more

What is Keiro Doing with the $70-90 Million in Community Donations That Were Intended to Support the Former Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes?

Many in the Japanese American community, and supporters, opposed the original sale of the Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes. Most donors are still upset that the millions in donations have not been returned or used for the purposes intended. Instead, for the most part, Keiro has turned their back on the remaining residents and their … Read more

SOS Submits Over 2500 Petition Signatures to the CA Attorney General

The petition was endorsed by 27 organizations who joined the call to extend the original “Conditions of Sale” mandating, among other things, the continuation of bilingual and bi-cultural care of the former Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes sold to Pacifica Companies in 2016. Unfortunately, the calls to have the conditions extended by the Attorney General … Read more

Pacifica Companies’ Kei-Ai Los Angeles Skilled-Nursing Facility Leads LA County in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

Save Our Seniors (SOS) calls for an immediate cease of transfers/moves/evictions of residents from all former Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes facilities during the pandemic. Pacifica Companies needs to demonstrate more transparency as to why the COVID-19 numbers at the Kei-Ai facilities are so high in Lincoln Heights and Gardena. Between the two Kei-Ai Facilities, … Read more

Hello friends and supporters!

Welcome to the Save Our Seniors website. We hope that you find this site useful to help us build this campaign to support the senior residents of the Kei-Ai, Sakura and Sakura Gardens facilities (formerly Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes) and to continue the community spirit that provided a place where our elders could live … Read more