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Lakeland Village Nursing Facility keeps federal funding

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MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. -

The Department of Social and Health Services confirms that Lakeland Village Nursing Facility was found to be "in compliance" and will keep its certification as well as Medicare and Medicaid services.

In a statement, DSHS said, "As the most recent survey of Lakeland Village by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) shows, we continue to make improvements and hold ourselves accountable for providing residents quality care and services that improve their lives and help them to live as independently as possible. We have more work to do but our progress has been steady and strong. After years of budget and staff reductions, we are building back up our service capacity. This will take time and we will not stop."

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had threatened to end their provider agreement with Lakeland Village after they cited the nursing facility for 40,000 violations in 2013, and then 21 in 2015.

The organization People First says they are "very disappointed" by today's news.

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