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:
Poisoned: Lack of supervision at one-star nursing home leads to resident’s death.
Moaning and yelling: Resident suffers excessive pain due to poor pain management.
91 degrees: One-star nursing home fails to provide safe living environment.
Unkempt, messy, greasy: A surveyor’s description of unbathed residents.
Avoidable accident: Resident falls after being left unattended on toilet.
“Severe sadness”: One-star nursing home fails to provide appropriate medication.