Sun Healthcare Systems is a major provider of nursing home services with 199 locations in 25 states. While they are one of the larger companies, Genesis Healthcare bought them in 2012. The facilities provide a range of services, including independent living, behavioral health, rehabilitation and hospice care. However, their major focus is on nursing homes.
Like most nursing home facilities today, Sun Healthcare Systems provides care to Medicare and Medicaid patients. As a result, they are ranked by Medicare based on inspections. However, since their acquisition by Genesis, their rankings are now included with those facilities, and are under different names.
Sun Healthcare Systems has obviously had some issues in the past with the care they provide in their facilities. There have been considerable neglect lawsuits filed against some of the nursing homes based on improper care of the patients.
The nursing home chain has also seen other lawsuits as well, including fraud and class action lawsuits concerning forcing employees to work overtime without compensation. In this class action, it was brought to light that workers were aware that they would be reprimanded if they worked overtime, but were given so many duties that they had to work past their shifts in order to provide humane care to the patients.
Nursing home neglect is a serious issue in facilities across the country. Whether due to understaffing, or simply poor quality training and care, negligence can have serious and often deadly consequences in the elderly. While neglect is often hard to detect at first, repeated falls and injuries, bedsores, weight loss and even errors in medication are all significant signs that negligence may be occurring at a facility.
If your loved one is suffering from neglect, or you feel he or she died as a result of it, you need to speak to a qualified nursing home neglect attorney to determine your or your loved one’s rights so that they can receive compensation for the suffering he or she has endured.