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[KSCA submitted the following article to The Rafu, which published the English version on May 3, 2017. Japanese translation available below.] Let’s think about this for a moment. Years preceding the sale, Keiro was not in financial difficulties according to the annual financial statements. Keiro was making money. Keiro had a waiting list for the retirement home until the announcement to sell. Keiro had about $14 million in endowment
Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy demonstrated in front of the Keiro office building on February 24, 2017, at 1 PM. KSCA requested that Keiro utilize its assets to rebuild long-term care facilities providing affordable and culturally sensitive care for the Nikkei elders which only a non-profit organization can commit to in perpetuity. This is our sacred goal and the one that will unify our community. The event concluded with KSCA
Our Community Built It, Our Seniors Deserve It! “My English is poor so I need nurses and doctors who can speak Japanese. I hope we are able to have another place like Keiro for people like me.” -Kazu Murayama, 1925-2016 (former Keiro resident) with granddaughter Cathleen Ikeda, age 12 KSCA urges the Keiro Board to join us to build a haven for the community! Use the $70 million to build
Don’t Raise Costs for Our Elderly Provide Quality Healthcare The new for-profit owner of the former Keiro Retirement & Nursing Homes, Pacifica Companies, has said they will almost double the percentage of the annual rent increase. Pacifica, a multi-billion dollar development company headquartered in San Diego has failed to live up to its legal commitment to keep culturally appropriate healthcare the same for 5 years. Pacifica owns the Courtyard Marriott,
There has been a rapid decrease in culturally sensitive services to the Japanese American elderly and degradation in the quality of general healthcare provided at the former Keiro facilities since being sold on February 5, 2016. As such, Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy has authored petition letters to both Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (Chair, Aging and Long-Term Care Committee), requesting that the Assembly Committee on Aging