Newsom Capitulates to 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 While the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) – controlled California Department of Public Health (CDPH) propagated the falsehood that “AB 279 would cause possible unintended financial duress” to for-profit nursing … Read more

Rafu Shimpo Coverage of Kansha Obon II

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Support the ICF Evacuees!

SOS Network and Supporters Hand Petition to Sakura Gardens Staff to Deliver to Pacifica Companies to Demand Proper Care for Evicted ICF Seniors With cases of the Delta Variant on the rise, Pacific Companies has coerced fragile seniors out of the 100% COVID-19 Free Sakura ICF and has not guaranteed their access to the bilingual/bi-cultural … Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Community Seeks Justice for Evictions of Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COMMUNITY SEEKS JUSTICE FOR EVICTIONS OF SENIORS Pacifica Companies must provide comparable services to what seniors received at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility including bilingual and bicultural care for Medi-Cal residents A major chapter in the history of elderly care for Japanese and Japanese Americans has passed with the emptying out of … Read more

Support AB 1400 – The CalCare Act

California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare) – A bold, public-funded, “cradle-to-grave, head-to-toe” healthcare reform bill to replace the commercial, for-profit-only healthcare system and take control of healthcare away from companies like Pacifica Companies and political lobbyists like the California Association for Health Facilities (CAHF). AB 1400 is supported by California’s Largest City, Los … Read more

Hundreds Rally Across California for Healthcare for All

AB 1400 addresses the central issue related to the fight against Pacifica Companies to defend bilingual and bi-cultural healthcare. Organized by the California Nurses Association in 18 cities statewide, hundreds of nurses, patients, healthcare advocates rallied and caravanned supporting the passage of Assembly Bill 1400 April 18. The bill would provide free medical care of … Read more

Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado Opposes Pacifica’s Revised “Transition Plan”

The closure and forced removal of residents from Sakura Intermediate Care Facility is an issue for all Japanese Americans, not just a “local” one. There is no other such facility any where else in the United States.

 

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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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