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Elder Justice: What "No Harm" Really Means for Residents is a monthly newsletter published by the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Long Term Care Community Coalition. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide residents, families, friends, and advocates information on what exactly a "no harm” deficiency is, how prevalent "no harm" deficiencies are, and what "no harm" actually means to residents.

This issue provides real stories of resident harm from California, Illinois, Iowa, Florida, and Michigan. Some of the examples of resident harm include an avoidable accident that resulted in a resident’s shinbone breaking, inadequate housekeeping and maintenance that resulted in a maggot infestation on a resident’s scrotum, and staff intentionally choosing not to assess a resident’s sudden physical and emotional decline.

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