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 rarely result in fines or penalties for the nursing home.
This newsletter focuses on the following “no harm” violations:
‘It was very embarrassing’: Nursing home provides undignified treatment to residents.
Stolen narcotics: Registered nurse steals medication from two residents.
Begging for baths: Nursing home fails to provide appropriate hygiene care.
Uncovered and exposed: Nursing home fails to honor residents’ right to dignity.
Short-staffed: Call lights go unanswered.
‘The food was always cold’: Unpalatable meals found at nursing home.