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:
Empty-hearted: One-star nursing home overlooks resident’s cardiac condition.
‘Ouch, you’re hurting me’: Resident bruised after unsafe transfer at one-star nursing home.
‘I can’t stand it anymore’: Understaffed one-star nursing home leaves residents unbathed.
Out of breath: Four-star nursing home fails to provide safe respiratory care.
Risky business: Three-star nursing home fails to conduct quarterly fall assessments.
A resident out of motion: Two-star nursing home disregards care plans for maintaining mobility.