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According to the Washington Post, investigations show that Life Care Centers of America, one of the largest chains in the industry, violated federal standards meant to stop the spread of infections and communicable diseases even after outbreaks and deaths from COVID-19 began to sweep its facilities from the Pacific Northwest to New England.


  1. What is CMS, in the context of this article?
  2. How many nursing homes in the country have had COVID-19 cases?
  3. During the past three years, how has CMS rated Life Care Centers of America?
  4. What has been the Justice Department involvement with Life Care Centers of America in recent years?


Cenziper, D., S. King, S. Mulcahy, and J. Jacobs. (2020). Major nursing home chain violated federal standards meant to stop spread of disease even after start of covid-19, records show. The Washington Post, May 17 (Retrievable online at–and-after–pandemic-started-records-show/2020/05/16/f407c092-90b1-11ea-a0bc-4e9ad4866d21_story.html)