The majority of nursing home violations are identified as causing “no harm” to residents, despite any harm the resident may have actually experienced. Sadly, the failure to recognize resident harm when it occurs too often means that nursing homes are not properly held accountable for resident abuse, neglect, and other forms of harm. In order to bring attention to the poor enforcement of the nursing home standards of care, and how it effects resident care, the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Long Term Care Community Coalition publish Elder Justice: What “No Harm” Really Means for Residents. Each issue of our Elder Justice newsletter provides readers with real stories of resident pain, suffering, and humiliation from across the country. All of our examples were taken directly from Statement of Deficiencies on CMS’s Nursing Home Compare Website and all were cited as no-harm.
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