Weeks Without a Shower: Elder Justice “No Harm” Newsletter (Volume 3 Issue 6)
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:
Dental decay: Facility fails to assist resident in obtaining appropriate dental care.
Out the window: Facility fails to ensure resident safety.
Resident abuse: Facility fails to protect two residents from sexual abuse by another resident.
Weeks without a shower: Facility fails to bathe residents.