In the Elder Justice Newsletter, we highlight citations, including deficiencies related to abuse, neglect, and substandard care, that have been identified as not causing any resident harm. The goal of this brief newsletter is to shed light on the issue of so-called “no harm” deficiencies, which typically result in no fine or penalty to the nursing home.
This newsletter focuses on the following “no harm” violations:
Out of breath: Facility fails to provide safe and appropriate respiratory care.
A black eye: Facility fails to prevent physical abuse of resident.
‘Please help me’: Facility fails to provide safe, appropriate pain management.
Threatening a resident: Facility fails to protect resident from verbal abuse by staff.
Video violation: Facility fails to protect a resident’s right to personal privacy.
Missing meds: Facility fails to provide necessary medication to a resident.