Gulfport nursing home owner charged with operating without license

Aug 15, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WLOX-TV Biloxi

The owner of a Gulfport nursing home is accused of doing business illegally. 44-year-old Greg Sullivan is owner of "A Connected Heart" on Vick Road.

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Several people have left numerous comments on WLOX about this story it is very eveident they are unaware of residential care laws. One is that a residental care home can have no more then three residents, secondly they must care for ambulatory residents, thirdly they are not authorized to pass medication. One comment says he was waiting for his license. Well apparently he had applied for licenses numerous times and had failed the saftey regulations to be licensed. It is very important that people follow the laws reguarding the elderly, they are set up for the protection of the elderly. If he was such a good, caring, law abiding citizen why would he not follow the laws that have been set up? What type of training did he give his staff? There are alot of answered questions as of yet
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I am a medical assistant and applied there myself. I found their facility to be disgusting. Not one staff member had any medical background. The part that really irks me is "untrained staff members". They only hired people off the street. This problem is prolific in all of our nursing homes countrywide mainly due to the fact that hirees aren't qualified, but get the job anyway. Minister Medication violations from uninformed, insensitive and ignorant staff members (residents) can be deadly. I was told though if I went and got my C N A license that I could get pay more. What a joke. First off why would I do that when I already am more qualified than a C N A. With their untrained staff and low wages and no benefits for the employees, do you really think that the staff cared about the job? I don't believe so. They are just collecting paychecks. It takes a lot of love, compassion and diligence to work in a nursing home. Not everyone can do it. The best way to make sure your loved ones are taken care of is to go unexpectedly - go different times of the day -donít get into a set routine all the time. The state board of health has a website @ TN.GOV . U can look at a lot of things - for instance: license verification on drs.- nurses - nurse aides - how the state boards of health rates the area nursing homes. Well apparently he had applied for licenses numerous times and had failed the safety regulations to be licensed; it appears that this nursing homes getting by with much more. Then just that. People you better wake up stand up and be counted because our elderly population is not being cared for in these nursing homes at A Connected Heart" on Vick Road.
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I can tell you first hand the A Connected Heart" on Vick Road that Mr. Sullivan's is a slick man and he though he can get away with no licenses. It's wrong!! I wonder how long and what else he has got away with. Only God knows!! I hope that Attorney General's investigate very Good.
I know that there are some employees in A Connected Heart" on Vick Road. Minister Medication and insensitive and ignorant staff and especially when think they are R N. and they donít have any medical background. The place is full of drama; all the employees are more interested in pleasing Mr. Sullivan. Then taking care of the patientsí.All the staff knows how to put a good impression. YOU and your employees have got away with a lot.
Mr. Sullivan it was about time that the true nature of your business is out. I think is time for you to face the law. For you and your employees are doing wrong. Would the Community want their parents being cared for at A Connected Heart by someone who is known to be in violation of the law? I THINK NOT!!
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WHEN IS SOMEONE GOING TO INVESTIGATE THE PERSONAL CARE HOME HE IS OPERATING ON 21ST STREET IN GULFPORT??? THIS MAN AND HIS GROUP ARE SMART AND GREEDY. IT IS ABOUT TIME SOMEONE FOUND OUT. WHAT ABOUT ALL THE EMPLOYEES HE PAID UNDER THE TABLE, AND FIRED FOR NOT KISSING HIS OR BETH'S BUTT? HE SHOULD FACE LABOR CHARGES ALSO. IT IS BAD ENOUGH HE DOESN'T TRAIN HIS EMPLOYEES, HE ALSO DOESN'T DO BACKGROUND CHECKS. HE HIRES YOU IF HE THINKS YOU ARE NAIVE AND WILL GO ALONG WITH WHATEVER HE SAYS. WHAT GOES ON IN THE DARK, ALWAYS COMES TO THE Light.
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Sep 21, 2009
 
Greg sullivan is very slick. He seems nice in the beginning, and tells all of his employees that he hire about things he shouldn't say.He flirts with all the females, whenever he don't want to get his way he fire people. He makes racist comments to all the black people in his care home. His business is going down the drain, so he don't have enough money to pay his employees.
wanda ladner

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Jan 5, 2010
 
greg sullivan is a very good man, everyone it seens like they are out to get you no whatter
wherther you try you best they are people who always out to get you.
i have been to his place and he ready does love every one of his pts.the state and other people
are jeules of what people have, i hope he gets it back. i know how people condmbe people who have things and they lied about what really goes on.
Long Beach

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Jan 6, 2010
 
Is this the guy that use to go to Pass Road Babtist church in Gulfport?
rainey7700

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Jan 6, 2010
 
wanda ladner wrote:
greg sullivan is a very good man, everyone it seens like they are out to get you no whatter
wherther you try you best they are people who always out to get you.
i have been to his place and he ready does love every one of his pts.the state and other people
are jeules of what people have, i hope he gets it back. i know how people condmbe people who have things and they lied about what really goes on.
First off he was unlicensed and had double the residents that he was allowed to have by law. Does a good caring person not follow the law? These laws are created to protect the elderly. Does A caring person take on residents that by law he is not allowed to care of, his staff is not trained to care for these people.(No nurses,etc). So as far as so called lies this eveidence is pretty black and white. Looks to me like a greedy person not a caring person. It is frightening that you people are defending someone with no knowledge of the laws.
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Aug 1, 2010
 
I used to work @ connected heart..i only lasted there 2 months..the care is horrible...I had no medical background and I thought I would be trained and it didn't take more than 2 weeks for me to realize that what he was doing was wrong! Beth and Grace are the "bosses" and they pass out medications..and you are supposed to be @ least an LPN or a RN to pass out medications. also, there were no nurses..i thought that we had some nurses turns out I had the most medical background just because I took A&P in Highschool!! haha... it was ridiculous...grace puts TWO diapers on people at night so she doesn't have to check on them alot. Barbara is so sweet, but she cooks unhealthy for the diabetic patients! the bedbound patients sit in the living room and don't get turned every two hours like they are supposed too..and there are MANY times beth will do her NAILS in the kitchen..that is a health violation!!!!!!!!! that is not the beginning...that is just some of the things i saw! i could go on and on! so no this place is not a great place! i had to quit because this is not what I expected!!!

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Aug 1, 2010
 
Long Beach wrote:
Is this the guy that use to go to Pass Road Babtist church in Gulfport?
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Judie

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Feb 20, 2012
 
My mother was in the care if Greg's mother, Teresa Sullivan, at her home at 60 51st Street in Gulfport, MS. I removed my mother after 3 months due to inappropriate care, withholding my mother's meds, and not seeking medical attention after a serious fall. Teresa's employees are not trained properly, the food they give these elderly people many times comes from casino buffets. Teresa Sullivan is not a person of her "word". She admits that she owes me approximately $2,500; however, after getting a judgement against her for the money owed, she still hasn't made arrangements for payment. She has lied many times in dealings with not only myself, but with nurses and CNAs from Canon Hospice and St. Joseph Hospice. You cannot trust this woman and I certainly would not recommend that your loved ones be placed in her care.
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Aug 19, 2013
 
Long Beach wrote:
Is this the guy that use to go to Pass Road Babtist church in Gulfport?
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Judie wrote:
My mother was in the care if Greg's mother, Teresa Sullivan, at her home at 60 51st Street in Gulfport, MS. I removed my mother after 3 months due to inappropriate care, withholding my mother's meds, and not seeking medical attention after a serious fall. Teresa's employees are not trained properly, the food they give these elderly people many times comes from casino buffets. Teresa Sullivan is not a person of her "word". She admits that she owes me approximately $2,500; however, after getting a judgement against her for the money owed, she still hasn't made arrangements for payment. She has lied many times in dealings with not only myself, but with nurses and CNAs from Canon Hospice and St. Joseph Hospice. You cannot trust this woman and I certainly would not recommend that your loved ones be placed in her care.
you are so correct. Ms Sullivan is a liar...cheat..!! She gos casino everrry fri and payday. She gets all ppeoplmonie and blows it. She gets water shut off...at 2517 21st St...group home of mental patients...takes the foodstamp cards and eats lovly for HER AND HER FAMILY. Tightest woman I've ever known. Yet smile in your face...and cut your headoff behind ur back. Like she's a Saint Theresa....oh yes...we have someone here 24 hrs a day. No she doesn't. She sleeps and elders are neegelected. Big time. Criminal...she needs to go to jail. Period.
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beth wrote:
I am a medical assistant and applied there myself. I found their facility to be disgusting. Not one staff member had any medical background. The part that really irks me is "untrained staff members". They only hired people off the street. This problem is prolific in all of our nursing homes countrywide mainly due to the fact that hirees aren't qualified, but get the job anyway. Minister Medication violations from uninformed, insensitive and ignorant staff members (residents) can be deadly. I was told though if I went and got my C N A license that I could get pay more. What a joke. First off why would I do that when I already am more qualified than a C N A. With their untrained staff and low wages and no benefits for the employees, do you really think that the staff cared about the job? I don't believe so. They are just collecting paychecks. It takes a lot of love, compassion and diligence to work in a nursing home. Not everyone can do it. The best way to make sure your loved ones are taken care of is to go unexpectedly - go different times of the day -donít get into a set routine all the time. The state board of health has a website @ TN.GOV . U can look at a lot of things - for instance: license verification on drs.- nurses - nurse aides - how the state boards of health rates the area nursing homes. Well apparently he had applied for licenses numerous times and had failed the safety regulations to be licensed; it appears that this nursing homes getting by with much more. Then just that. People you better wake up stand up and be counted because our elderly population is not being cared for in these nursing homes at A Connected Heart" on Vick Road.
I heard all about you Beth. Yep.did you used to do the pills??? Lol...awww yeah..or is that Heather? Grace too. Who was sleepin with Gregory Sullivan??? All the drama and chaos takes the focus off what Mother Theresa Sullivan does. Did. Doing!!!!!!!!!!hut them DOWN. WHERE SHE BELONGS...jail.

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