Supporters of CA seniors are calling upon Governor Gavin Newsom to sign AB 279 into law to protect the lives of seniors during the ongoing pandemic. That such an effort is required to fortify California law shows that we have much work to do to win the healthcare reform we need! Please see some of … Read more
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
Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/business/nursing-homes-evictions-discharges-coronavirus.html SOS Network comment: The fight to help residents of Sakura ICF to stay in their homes is part of a nationwide fight to defend senior rights, but it is exacerbated by the discriminatory … Read more
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackles this national crisis facing senior care.
by Jocelyn Wiener April 6, 2021, Updated April 16, 2021 As COVID-19 has transformed many nursing homes into death traps, the role of state regulators has become even more critical in protecting some of California’s most vulnerable residents.Since the pandemic began, state records show, more than 9,000 nursing home residents have died of the virus … Read more
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
Even with an offer to stay, families of residents and others are asking about the continuity of cultural programming and future of care homes for Chinese seniors in Chinatown A story out of Vancouver, BC sounds eerily similar to the one that Sakura ICF families are going through right now: https://vancouversun.com/health/seniors-at-chinatown-care-can-stay-says-b-c-housing
Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years By Paul Overberg and Janet Adamy | Updated March 13, 2018 9:13 pm ET People over 65 years old would outnumber children by 2035, a first in U.S. history, according to updated projections released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday. The milestone would be the … Read more