For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2016:
“Today, the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro attended the court hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
The State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) along with the pro bono legal team comprised of Bet Tzedek and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, sought a temporary restraining order to prevent the sale of Keiro to the Pacifica Companies.
Both DFEH and the pro bono attorneys argued that the sale of Keiro has already negatively impacted the mental, physical and emotional health of the Keiro residents. Further time would be necessary to fully assess the well-being of the residents.
However, in spite of the arguments, the court decided not to postpone the sale. The sale is scheduled to close on Friday, February 5, 2016.
The Ad Hoc Committee along with the Keiro residents, family members, employees and volunteers are disappointed by the ruling. However, we will ensure that Keiro, Pacifica, Aspen and Northstar strictly adhere to the Attorney General’s conditions of the sale.
Should any violations occur or there be any degradation in the quality of culturally-sensitive care promised, it will be the legal responsibility of the Attorney General to fully-enforce the conditions of the sale.
We will advocate for the creation of quality, state-of-the-art retirement, intermediate care and nursing home facilities for our Japanese American community, which was the original intent of the founders of Keiro Senior HealthCare Services but has now been discarded by the current Management and Board of Keiro.
Despite the setback today, the Ad Hoc Committee and the greater community will not abandon you, the residents of Keiro, and remain steadfast in our commitment to you.”