Our friends at Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) have released a new Elder Justice webpage featuring all of the Elder Justice Newsletters published in 2020. The page includes links to 10 newsletters as well as a searchable issue guide detailing the 43 “no harm” deficiencies covered in the newsletters this past year. This user friendly file provides summaries of each “no harm” deficiency and can be sorted by provider name, state, city, zip code, and CMS star rating.
The Elder Justice Newsletter, published by the Center for Medicare Advocacy and LTCCC since 2017, provides examples of health violations in which surveyors identified neither harm nor immediate jeopardy to resident health, safety, or well-being. The newsletter aims to provide readers with real stories of resident pain, suffering, and humiliation from across the country, so that readers can judge for themselves whether a violation was “no harm.” The examples are taken directly from Statement of Deficiencies (SoDs) on CMS’s Care Compare (formerly Nursing Home Compare) website.