The Washington Post is reporting that Life Care Center nursing home of Kirkland, Washington has been cited by regulatory authorities for failing to timely report information concerning the fatal coronavirus outbreak that swept through its nursing home care facility starting in February of 2020.  

In a letter Wednesday to Life Care Center of Kirkland, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wrote that the nursing home failed to report an outbreak of respiratory illness to local authorities for two weeks as required by law, gave inadequate care to its residents during the outbreak and failed to provide 24-hour emergency doctor services.”

In a summary of its findings issued last month, CMS said inspectors had found that Life Care failed to swiftly notify regional authorities that it had a surge in respiratory infections, and continued to admit new patients and hold events such as a Mardi Gras party for dozens of residents and guests.”

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