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.

In honor of Memorial Day, this Elder Justice Newsletter is dedicated to those living in veterans’ homes across the United States.

This newsletter focuses on the following “no harm” violations:

  • Pronounced dead: Staff fail to verify resident’s CPR status.
  • Unquenched thirst: Dehydration lands resident in hospital.
  • Sexual harassment: Residents at risk for unwanted and inappropriate touching.
  • ‘I will make the rest of your time here miserable’: Nursing home administrator verbally abuses resident.
  • Out of time: Staff fail to assist resident with basic hygiene services.
  • In the dark: Facility fails to notify family members of significant change.

Do YOU think these deficiencies caused “no harm”? Click to download the newsletter or read it in the PDF below.

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