Keiro Senior HealthCare is a non-profit organizations formed to provide a board and care and nursing home for elderly Japanese American seniors. Over the years, it's grown to include retirement housing, intermediate care and nursing home facilities for 615 residents. Keiro has received financial support from thousands of individuals, families and companies in the United States and Japan and has become a model for a culturally-sensitive senior community.
Now, the Management and Board of Keiro, citing the adverse impacts of the Affordable Care Act, have received an offer of $41 million to sell off the facilities to a for-profit company, and leaving the senior residents behind.
The California Attorney General gave conditional approval to the sale of Keiro to the Pacifica Companies. Keiro waived a public hearing on the sale, thereby blocking the residents, families and community from voicing their opposition to the sale of a community institution and putting our seniors at risk.
Millions of dollars have been raised in support of Keiro from thousands of donors, with the understanding that Keiro would forever remain a safe place for our Japanese senior citizens. The sale of the institution is a violation of the promises made to the community.
We ask Attorney General Kamala Harris to postpone the sale and hold a public hearing in Los Angeles.