Worried families blast nursing home where one man died from coronavirus for ...

The Washington state nursing home where six coronavirus cases have been confirmed - including one death - is refusing to tell worried families what's going on with their loved ones, as it emerged that the facility has been slammed for infection issues in the past.  

One distraught woman has come forward blasting the facility's handling of the outbreak, telling how she has been kept in the dark over her husband’s condition and treatment at the home. 

Concerns are mounting after officials announced Sunday that a second person in the US died from coronavirus.  

The man in his 70s with underlying health conditions was a resident at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, where officials said Saturday that two cases had been confirmed and 50 staff and residents were showing symptoms.

One distraught woman, Bonnie Holstad (above) has come forward blasting Life Care Center's handling of the outbreak, telling how she has been kept in the dark over her husband’s condition and treatment at the home

One distraught woman, Bonnie Holstad (above) has come forward blasting Life Care Center's handling of the outbreak, telling how she has been kept in the dark over her husband’s condition and treatment at the home

An employee walks outside Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington state, Sunday. Concerns are mounting after officials announced that a second person in the US died from coronavirus. The man in his 70s with underlying health conditions was a resident at the Life Care Center in Kirkland

An employee walks outside Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington state, Sunday. Concerns are mounting after officials announced that a second person in the US died from coronavirus. The man in his 70s with underlying health conditions was a resident at the Life Care Center in Kirkland

Medics and other healthcare workers transfer a patient on a stretcher to an ambulance at the home on Sunday

Medics and other healthcare workers transfer a patient on a stretcher to an ambulance at the home on Sunday

Two individuals - a resident and an employee at the care home - had been diagnosed with the infection on Saturday and around 27 of the 108 residents and 25 of the 180 staff were also showing some symptoms, including some cases where individuals had contracted pneumonia

Two individuals - a resident and an employee at the care home - had been diagnosed with the infection on Saturday and around 27 of the 108 residents and 25 of the 180 staff were also showing some symptoms, including some cases where individuals had contracted pneumonia

Two individuals - a resident and an employee at the care home - had been diagnosed with the infection on Saturday.

Around 27 of the 108 residents and 25 of the 180 staff were also showing some symptoms, including some cases where individuals had contracted pneumonia. 

On Sunday, four new cases were confirmed, including the deceased male, taking the infection rate at the facility to six and counting.

The man in his 70s with underlying health conditions died at the EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland on Saturday.

This is the same hospital where the US' first coronavirus-related death happened overnight on Friday.

On Sunday, four new cases were confirmed, including the deceased male, taking the infection rate at the facility to six and counting. The man in his 70s with underlying health conditions died at the EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland on Saturday

On Sunday, four new cases were confirmed, including the deceased male, taking the infection rate at the facility to six and counting. The man in his 70s with underlying health conditions died at the EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland on Saturday

Employees wear masks at the home. One distraught wife of a resident has come forward saying the center has ignored her requests to know how her husband, an elderly man with Parkinson's disease and dementia and who has a cough, is doing

Employees wear masks at the home. One distraught wife of a resident has come forward saying the center has ignored her requests to know how her husband, an elderly man with Parkinson's disease and dementia and who has a cough, is doing

Other concerned relatives of residents at the Life Care Center told The New York Times that the center is refusing to test sick patients for the deadly disease. Many of the residents are elderly and have pre-existing health conditions, meaning they are at greater risk of the virus having dire consequences

Other concerned relatives of residents at the Life Care Center told The New York Times that the center is refusing to test sick patients for the deadly disease. Many of the residents are elderly and have pre-existing health conditions, meaning they are at greater risk of the virus having dire consequences

One distraught wife of a resident has come forward saying the center has ignored her requests to know how her husband, an elderly man with Parkinson's disease and dementia and who has a cough, is doing. 

Bonnie Holstad said her husband Ken was staying at the facility after a fall caused by a broken hip but staff were refusing to speak to her about his condition. 

Her calls to the center have gone repeatedly unanswered as she is desperate for news that he is okay after he had a cough, she said.  

Holstad stood outside the facility on Sunday with a sign saying: 'No one at Life Care is answering the phones.

'He needs to be attended to ... what is his temperature?'

Holstad told CNN that, after her protest, a nurse did then check on him and told her he doesn't have a fever. 

'I was so angry. How can this be that I have to do this, make a sign and go down there?' Holstad said.

'I'm very worried for my husband,' Holstad said. 'He's one of the vulnerable people,' because of his age and his Parkinson's disease.

'I have real problems with how they're handling the interface with family,' she said, remarking it was 'sort of like a movie about an epidemic in a little town, and they don't know how to handle the situation.'

Holstad told how she only found out about the potential outbreak in the home when she arrived for a visit on Saturday and was turned away by a sign on the door saying no visitors allowed. 

She then got a message from the center telling her about the confirmed cases.  

Before then she had been told staff were wearing masks because some residents had colds.   

Holstad also said her husband had not been tested for coronavirus because he doesn't have all of the symptoms required for testing. 

Other concerned relatives of residents at the Life Care Center told The New York Times that the center is refusing to test sick patients for the deadly disease.

Many of the residents are elderly and have pre-existing

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