Kansha Obon 3 to Commemorate Seniors Who Died of COVID at Pacifica Facilities

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Rafu Shimpo 10/01/2022 On Saturday, Oct. 8, Save Our Seniors Network will hold “Kansha (Gratitude) Obon 3,” which will commemorate 139 seniors who died of COVID-19 in two Pacifica Co.-owned facilities, Kei-Ai L.A. and Kei-Ai South Bay. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the plaza of the Japanese American National … Read more

COVID-19 On Rise Again at Japanese American Senior Homes

Recall that prior to it’s closure by Pacifica Companies, Sakura ICF in Boyle Heights had ZERO positive COVID-19 cases.  Numerous questions raised by SOSN about mishandling of COVID-19 at the Lincoln Heights facility (number one in cumulative COVID-19 deaths of any senior care facility west of the Mississippi) remain UNANSWERED.

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

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

If the CA Government Won’t Protect Seniors, Who Will?

https://calmatters.org/newsletters/whatmatters/2021/10/newsom-admin-ripped-for-nursing-home-policies/ California’s reputation as a national leader in the COVID response was turned on its head Tuesday, when state lawmakers launched a blistering attack on the Newsom administration’s handling of nursing homes amid the pandemic.   Meanwhile, death rates continue to climb at Kei-Ai Los Angeles.  Kei-Ai Los Angeles leads CA nursing homes in cumulative … Read more

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

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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

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

Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado Urges Newsom to sign AB 279 Into Law

Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA.  95814 SUBJECT:  AB 279 (Muratsuchi) URGE YOUR SIGNATURE Dear Governor Newsom: The Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado continues its support of AB 279 as it awaits your signature.  Our organization wholeheartedly supports SOS in its actions to insure the safety of our seniors as well as … 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

State Senate, Assembly Pass Bill Blocking Nursing Home Evictions During Pandemic

https://rafu.com/2021/08/state-senate-assembly-pass-bill-blocking-nursing-home-evictions-during-pandemic/ August 26, 2021 SACRAMENTO — AB 279, a bill that would halt evictions and transfers in nursing homes during a pandemic, passed the State Senate on Monday with a decisive bipartisan supermajority ovote of 32-3. Introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), AB 279 would impact the Pacifica Companies, owners of … Read more