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

New COVID-19 Positive Confirmed Cases at Kei-Ai Los Angeles and Kei-Ai South Bay

There are three new confirmed COVID-19 positive cases at Kei-Ai Los Angeles skilled nursing facility in Lincoln Heights. Save Our Seniors Network is not satisfied by the response to numerous questions that had previously been delivered to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) as to how and why Kei-Ai Los Angeles (KALA) … Read more

Newsom’s Veto of AB 279 Must be Viewed in Context of the Ongoing Pandemic

With his veto of AB 279, which sought to halt evictions of seniors from, and reductions of services at licensed senior care facilities during the pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom’s capitulation to  serving the interests of Pacifica Companies aside, it was also a blatant disregard for the well-being of seniors in general, who are among the … Read more

California orders skilled nursing facilities to accept coronavirus patients

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-01/california-orders-skilled-nursing-facilities-to-accept-coronavirus-patients As fears escalate about the toll the coronavirus will take on the sick and elderly in nursing homes — who are among the most vulnerable to the deadly virus — California regulators have told skilled nursing facility operators that they must accept patients even if they have the disease. The order comes amid a … Read more

The Current State of Visitation Rights in Long Term Care Facilities

On July 21, SOS Network’s friends and allies, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) hosted a town hall for California residents of long term care facilities, their families, and their friends, to discuss the state of resident visitation rights.   Here is the video replay of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH6oPPdEsjY