Colorado Politics – Gruesome deaths like Lavina Bonacci’s are often seen as terrible but isolated mistakes.
But a four-month Denver Gazette investigation into Colorado’s burgeoning assisted-living industry revealed that preventable deaths at facilities promising a watchful eye happened more often than the public knows.
There were 110 documented deaths classified by the state as “unexplained or suspicious” at assisted-living facilities between Jan. 1, 2018, and Oct. 28, 2022, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment records obtained and analyzed by The Gazette.
The records come from mandatory self-reporting by facilities.
But the Gazette analysis of the more than 4,500 reports plus independent reporting also discovered three dozen more deaths or incidents of neglect and abuse that later led to death … READ MORE.
South Bay Town Hall Meeting on Nursing Home Deaths
by Rafu Reports, 06/29/2023
GARDENA, CA — What happened at Kei-Ai L.A., the “deadliest nursing home in the state” (L.A. Times, March 1, 2021)? What can victims do? What can the community do?
On March 14, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon charged leaders at posh Silverado-Beverly assisted living center with multiple counts of “felony elder endangerment.”
Thirteen residents and one worker died of COVID due to violations of safe practice.
However, Save Our Seniors Network wants an investigation of Kei-Ai L.A., where 115 deaths occurred at roughly the same time. Four members of Congress are currently calling for an investigation of Kei-Ai due to the shocking number of COVID deaths.
The aim is to make certain that issues are fixed and that this never happens to other communities.
Petitions will be available to support the efforts of Rep. Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and three colleagues, Reps. Maxine Waters, Jimmy Gomez and Ted Lieu, who are demanding a thorough investigation of the 115 deaths, which are unprecedented in post-war Japanese American history … READ MORE.