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

Who Does Gavin Newsom Work For?

When Governor Gavin Newsom undermined the successful grassroots lobby effort to pass AB 279 which would have stalled evictions and reductions of services at California senior homes like the Sakura IFC, it raised the question of who he is working for. The language of his veto statement seemed like a copy/paste job of arguments from … Read more

Children of Evicted Sakura ICF Seniors Advocate for Passage of AB 1400/CalCare Act

Francine Imai and Kensaku Nakamura are both children of seniors that were recently evicted from the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights. At this event on December 11 addressing the need for healthcare system reform, both related their experiences to why people should support AB 1400, the “Guaranteed Healthcare for All” CalCare act … Read more

Immediate Jeopardy: Death And Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain

https://laist.com/special-reports/nursing-homes-renew.php By Elly Yu and Aaron Mendelson Published Apr 6, 2021 Immediate Jeopardy: Death And Neglect Inside A Troubled California Nursing Home Chain “California has, in a sense, rolled out the red carpet for bad providers,” Tony Chicotel, an attorney with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, recently told LAist. “It doesn’t matter if you’re … 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

Winning Healthcare Equality: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Song about AB 1400, the Cal Care Act

Watch the replay videos here:  https://bit.ly/WinningHealthEquality-SOSN **********************7PM Wednesday, November 17 via ZOOM Email your RSVP to saveourseniors@progressiveasians.org for the ZOOM link! Dr. Paul Song, noted oncologist and healthcare activist, will join SOSN via ZOOM at 7PM on November 17 to share his thoughts about what the upcoming CA healthcare reform bill AB 1400 will mean … 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

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