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.

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

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

Los Angeles County Inspector General Issues Second Report on Nursing Home Crisis

Why No Mention of Kei-Ai Los Angeles, the Number One Cumulative COVID-19 Death Facility West of the Mississippi? https://oig.lacounty.gov/Portals/OIG/Reports/SNF_Second%20Interim%20Reports_February%202021.pdf Issued on February 16, this is a continuation of an ongoing investigation into the crisis in nursing homes related to COVID-19, the management of which has been dysfunctional in terms of proper oversight. The new report … 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