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:
Overmedicated: Resident given inappropriate psychoactive drugs for nearly two years.
Check the use-by date: Expired insulin administered to resident.
‘I am afraid’: Understaffing at two-star nursing home leaves residents helpless.
Skin breakdown: Two-star nursing home fails to provide daily wound care.
A sticky situation: Brown and red substances cover floors of four-star nursing home.
42 days, no bath: Resident unbathed at five-star nursing home.