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 issue of the Elder Justice Newsletter is dedicated to nursing home residents suffering from neglect because of severe understaffing across the United States.

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

  • “Nobody came for over 11 hours”: Residents wait all night to receive care.
  • “The ones that suffer the most”: Insufficient staffing results in insufficient care.
  • Pungent urine odor: Residents fend for themselves in filthy nursing home.
  • Urgent needs unmet: Facility maintains insufficient staff to assist with toileting.
  • Hygiene heartache: Resident comfort neglected due to staffing shortage.
  • Wet and forgotten: Resident left saturated in urine due to understaffing.

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

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