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:
- Pulling teeth: Resident goes without dental care despite cracked and missing teeth.
- “Who let you in here?”: Resident verbally abused by staff.
- Bladder and bowel: Staff fail to provide appropriate hygiene and incontinence care.
- Going hungry: Resident left slumped over uneaten food.
- No money, more problems: Facility operator withholds residents’ personal funds.
- Rip off the band-aid: Facility fails to assess and monitor resident’s skin condition.
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