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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 and what it means to residents.

This issue provides real stories of resident harm from Michigan, New York, Florida, and Idaho. Some examples of resident harm from this issue include a facility’s failure to develop a baseline care plan, which resulted in improper catheter use and “bright red blood on the resident’s genitals,” and another facility’s failure to provide psychiatric services to a resident who claimed battery acid was being poured onto his leg. Each of the “no harm” deficiencies highlighted in this month’s newsletter relates to one of the standards for which CMS announced it is delaying complete enforcement.  

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