SOS Calls for REJECTION of Pacifica Companies’ Proposal to Endanger Japanese American Seniors

On March 29, Pacifica Companies submitted a “Transition Plan” requesting permission from the California Department of Public Health to mass evict seniors from their 100% COVID-19-free home in the middle of the pandemic. Here is the SOS letter to Cassie Dunham, Acting Deputy Director of the CDPH: If one examines this matrix (below), it can … Read more

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Supports AB 279

Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s bill to prevent involuntary discharges during the pandemic Please support AB 279 (Muratsuchi), sponsored by California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, which would prohibit certain long term care resident evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill will be heard on April 13th, so it is important to submit your letters of support no later … 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

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