Video from Eureka Protest: “Shame on Shlomo”

The Lost Coast Outpost, a Northern California newspaper, has shared a short video from the October 13, 2016 protest at Brius’ Pacific Rehabilitation & Wellness Center in Eureka.

During the two-hour protest, local residents chanted, held signs, and distributed literature to oppose Brius’ attempt to shutter three nursing homes and evict approximately 190 medically fragile residents. In the video, residents can be heard chanting “Shame on Shlomo” while waving signs that read “This closure will kill” and “Save our elders.”

Shlomo Rechnitz is the multi-billionaire owner of Brius, California’s largest nursing home company. Brius holds a virtual monopoly over Humboldt County’s 466 nursing home beds and allegedly is using the threatened closures and the mass eviction of elderly residents to try to extract higher reimbursement rates from Medicaid.