This series of links comes from the Southwest Center for Independent Living, in Springfield, Mo. The info above is a copy of an E-mail I sent to a deaf-blin or Had, d listserv of which I'm a member.
In Mo. we have a Division of Senior and Disability Support which was handling all
requests for Consumer Directed Services, or Home Healthcare.
So the state, After Syncare contributed to the election campaign of our current Governor,
accepted a Very low bid for a company from Indianapolis, In., called Syncare, to
do this job.
They promised their employees company cars and high wages. It never happened. They
gave their employees gas cards, but no gas station would accept them. Many employees
hav quit, without pay checks Or reimbbursement for mileage.
It is recommended that If anyone in Mo. gets a visit From Syncare, you request a
business card with the Visiting Person's name on it.
At least One person has had to move into a nursing home because of cuts in their
hours, others have no in home services due to delays in paperwork. Still others
report being kept on hold for four to five hours when trying to contact Syncare by
phone. And not everyone is physically capable of holding a phone for that length
of time. This is what is happening in Mo. Syncare is currently being sued.
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:29 AM
Subject: Missouri SynCare news coverage
Thank you to everyone who supported the press conference yesterday. We got great
coverage around the state. Shelby
KORL TV & KSFX TV
KY 3 TV
KFVS TV 12
Columbia Daily Tribune
KMIZ TV 17
KOMU TV 18
Kansas City AP