If Laguna Honda Could Manage COVID-19, Why Not Pacifica Companies at Kei-Ai LA?

Laguna Honda’s COVID-19 Outbreak Offers Lessons for Other Long-Term Care Homes This week San Francisco health officials have begun testing everyone at skilled nursing facilities for COVID-19, beginning with the county-run Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, where an early outbreak has amassed 21 cases of the virus among patients and staff. It could have … Read more

In Boyle Heights, Battle Over A Senior Home For Japanese Americans Is LA’s Latest Displacement Story

By  Josie Huang Published on laist.com May 13, 2021 5:00 PM

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Protest Against Boyle Hts Evictions laist.com - Josie Huang

Gated off from a main drag in Boyle Heights is a tranquil senior living campus with a glittering koi pond and the transportive name of Sakura Gardens. It’s a nod to the Japanese heritage of its residents and a reminder of a large Japanese American community that thrived in Boyle Heights before World War II.

It’s also the latest ground zero in L.A.’s unending saga of displacement playing out in a neighborhood too familiar with the pressures of gentrification.

 

(Josie Huang/LAist)

Community rejects development plans at Sakura Intermediate Care Facility

https://boyleheightsbeat.com/community-rejects-development-plans-at-sakura-intermediate-care-facility Albert Serna Jr. April 30, 2021 Boyle Heights In Focus, Health, Seniors 60 For nearly eight years, Ken Nakayama’s mother Tomiko, who is 93, has been living at Sakura Intermedate Care Facility in Boyle Heights along other Japanese and Japanese American elders. It is a unique facility, Nakayama said, that not only cares for … Read more

Sakura ICF Families No Viable Options

In addition to Pacifica Companies’ “Transition Plan” being, effectively, a “death sentence proposal,” it will represent an attack on bilingual/bi-cultural services and exacerbate gentrification problems in Boyle Heights. See the spreadsheet: https://app.box.com/s/9bv00s9hl5lpge7n0df6lxq2yxg1swwv Simply put, there exists NO OTHER facility like the Sakura Intermediate Care (ICF) anywhere else in the United States. It is part of … Read more

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