Who We Are
Sun Family Care provides a unique team approach to care management. Each client is cared for by a team consisting of a social worker and a nurse. The nurses go to doctors’ appointments, monitor all health care issues, and manage medications and medical procedures. The social workers manage family dynamics and attend to the older adult’s psychosocial needs. All care managers ensure seamless communication between the older adult, family, and care providers.
Sandra S. Sundel, Ph.D., LCSW, is the Founder and CEO of Sun Family Care. Dr. Sundel is an expert on family dynamics and psychosocial issues related to seniors and has counseled many families and individuals in this area. Through her books, journal articles and speaking engagements, Dr. Sundel is recognized as a leading expert in eldercare in south Florida and around the country. Formerly Executive Director of Jewish Family Service of Broward County and professor of Social Work at FAU, she is also a Medicare-certified provider of counseling and evaluation. Dr. Sundel began this enterprise 10 years ago because of her desire to relieve caregiver stress and enable families to spend quality time with their aging loved ones.
Roberta L. Grafman, R.N., is Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations of Sun Family Care. She has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse in care management, geriatrics, and private home health services. She credits her past experience in the ER for her ability to quickly assess a client’s medical status and take immediate action. This ability is critical because of the complexity of our clients' issues and the importance of prompt assessment. She values the opportunity to help guide families in making good decisions about the care of their loved ones.
Together, Sandy and Roberta have over 50 years of experience providing hands-on care to individuals and families. They know the south Florida area and network throughout Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties. All of our nurses and social workers are licensed well-trained, competent and caring professionals who adhere to the highest standards of their disciplines.