Westside Nursing Home Indictments Spur Calls for Investigation into Kei-Ai L.A.’s 115 COVID Deaths

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Rafu Shimpo 04/01/2023 Thirteen senior residents and a staff person died of COVID at posh Silverado Beverly nursing home (151 beds) in L.A.’s Melrose District in 2020. Representatives from Save Our Seniors Network, David Monkawa and Francine Imai, at the Reagan State Building on Feb. 11, urging an investigation into Kei-Ai L.A. COVID deaths during … Read more

カリフォルニアで最も危険な養護施設 , 敬愛 ロサンゼルスの 調査をせよ。日系社会の象徴的な資源であった旧敬老。我々は解答を要求します!


何故ならこのコミュニティと高齢者は、放棄するにはあまりにも貴重な資源だからです。- ジュディ・チュー下院議員(パサディナ選出) パシフィカ社(旧ケイロ老人ホームを買収した国際的リゾート開発業者)が所有する敬愛L.A.介護施設、「カリフォルニアで最も危険な養護施設」、に対する徹底的な調査を求めるジュディ・チュー、マキシン・ウォーターズ、ジミー・ゴメス下院議員の訴えを支持しましょう。3 The LA Times 3/1/21 敬愛LAは、国際リゾート開発会社であるパシフィカ社が敬老養護施設を買収したことで所有することになりました。コロナ大流行時に行った彼らの業務は危険なパターンを呈し、日経コミュニティーに不釣り合いなインパクトを与えました。 敬愛はパンデミック以降、州内のどの施設よりも死亡者数が多く、なんと115人でした。2020年の同時期に、2,100床を有するカリフォルニア退役軍人局の死亡者数は2人、1,250床のユダヤ人ホームでは3人だったのです。このような衝撃的な格差があるのです。 職員の離職率は99.4%で、カリフォルニア州の平均のほぼ2倍です。33件は苦情が直接の原因です。 2015年から2021年の間に、敬愛は虐待、ネグレクト、または入居者の権利の侵害に関する105件の苦情を受け、その約半数が立証されました。これらの不穏なケア、甘い感染管理、問題のある所有構造の傾向のため、私たちは、Kei Ai、その所有者、およびその基準以下の患者ケアのパターンの見直しを要求するために、この手紙を書きました。 この署名によって、私は、2020年3月~2022年6月までの敬愛LAの感染管理を含む包括的な見直しを求めるこの誓願署名運動に参加します。以下の要領を含め: 現在のcovid-19の急増により、私たちはチュー、ウォーターズ、ゴメス議員を支持します何が起こったのかを明らかにし、他のCOVID災害を防ぐために、即時の介入/行動を求めます。 このQRコードを友達に見せてください。 1. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/SNFsCOVID_19.aspx 2. https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/details/nursing-home/555438?id=06e98d26-14cf-4d81-a377-%20%20f0db69cb015d2https%20&city=Los%20Angeles&state=CA&zipcode=&measure=nursing-home-health-inspections 3. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-03-01/hospital-transfers-spark-covid-surge-la-nursing-homes 4. https://forward.com/news/446576/letter-from-los-angeles-at-jewish-home-a-coronavirus-success-story/ 5. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-10/coronavirus-california-veterans-safe-homes

Congresswoman Chu Calls for Probe into Kei-Ai COVID Deaths

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Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) has called for a multi-level investigation into the COVID-19 deaths at Kei-Ai Los Angeles, owned by Pacifica Companies.

Save Our Seniors Hosts Successful “Kansha Obon 3”

The event at the Japanese American National Museum was held to commemorate the 70 seniors who were evicted during the pandemic, in particular those who did not survive the relocation, and the extremely high number,134, who died from covid-19 at Kei-Ai La and Kei-Ai South Bay. In 2021 the L.A. Times called Kei-Ai LA, “the … Read more

Town Hall Addresses Japanese American Senior Care Following Closure of Sakura ICF


In August 2021, over 80 residents, mostly Japanese American and Japanese women in their 80s and 90s, were evicted from the Pacifica Companies-owned Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), to make way for high-rental rate apartments and a parking lot. This was the only facility of its kind in the entire U.S. that was providing dedicated … Read more

Asian American seniors are often left out of the national conversation on poverty


Victoria Tran, May 31, 2017 Despite being the fastest-growing population in the United States, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are often overlooked or reported as a monolith in research on racial and ethnic disparities. Representation matters—and that’s especially true in policy research, where “invisibility is an unnatural disaster” (Mitsuye Yamada). Aggregate statistics obscure communities’ contributions … Read more

“Voices of Our Seniors” Kei-Ai Survivor Families and Sakura ICF Senior Relocatees to Share Their Stories on Sept 18

Save Our Seniors Network (SOSN) is sponsoring an event to present a panel of the families who testified to James Toma, California State Special Assistant Attorney General. They will be sharing their experiences at a community meeting on September 18, from 2 pm – 4 pm at Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church in Boyle Heights. The … Read more

SOSN Follow-Up Letter to CA Attorney General

On Thursday, March 24, members of Save our Seniors Network along with many representatives from various community organizations met with staff members of the California Attorney General’s office, James Toma and Tania Ibanez. SOSN provided an abbreviated presentation of various grievances citing violations of the original conditions of sale (by both Pacifica Companies and the … Read more

Open Letter Rebuttal to Governor Newsom’s Veto of AB 279


November 2, 2021 The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California: We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your October 7, 2021, veto of Assembly Bill 279. AB 279 was straightforward urgency legislation to protect seniors. It received an overwhelming, bipartisan 91 AYES to 10 NOES (95%) cumulative vote in … Read more

Kaze Jones’ Rap: The struggle to protect and provide quality healthcare for Japanese American seniors

“This piece was inspired by Save Our Seniors Network and their struggle to protect and provide quality healthcare for Japanese American seniors.” – Kaze Jones Save our seniors, Who are fighting to survive…to live out peacefully the rest of their lives. But echoing their past struggles and cries, Now How could it be, close to … Read more