Author: sycamore122

COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A

by sycamore122

Scott Phillips, MD, FACS, FAAOA, spent time via Zoom call with Sycamore Services directors to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.  Below are questions and answers from Dr. Phillips.  Q: People have expressed concerns about taking a “new” vaccine. Is the new COVID-19 vaccine safe? A: The “new” Covid vaccine is really not entirely new. It is built…



Sycamore Services to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Individuals Served

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In cooperation with Hendricks Regional Health, Sycamore Services will begin a pilot vaccine program hosting one of two COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the State of Indiana that will specifically serve individuals with disabilities and their staff. Initial vaccination efforts will focus on individuals living in congregate settings and will later expand to include others. Days and times for vaccines will be limited and the first group in the pilot program will…



Hoosiers Age 80 & Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

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 Hoosiers age 80 and older have been selected to be among the ­first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because they are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The vaccine provides another level of protection to keep them and loved ones safe. Visit ourshot.in.gov to fi­nd a vaccination site near you. Please sign up! Here…



National Core Indicators Project and Survey Information

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The Bureau of Quality Improvement Services has participated in the National Core Indicators project since 2012. The NCI project is a collaboration between the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Human Services Research Institute. NCI is utilized across 46 states to assess the quality and outcomes of developmental disability services…



Tips for Making the Holidays Safer

by sycamore122

As you make plans for celebrating the holidays, we encourage you to think about ways to celebrate safely and limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Transmission of the virus is high in all communities served by Sycamore Services, so please be safe and protect yourself and those around you this holiday season. Here are…



Remote Support Services Webinar Opportunities for Individuals and Families

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The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services is excited to share webinar opportunities for individuals and families to learn more about using remote support services. One of six Indiana remote supports providers, SafeinHome, is offering a series of webinars in January and February for individuals and families that are interested in learning more about how remote…



Temporary Closure of Work Center & Day Services

by sycamore122

December 9, 2020 The management team at Sycamore Services, Inc. has been closely monitoring COVID-19 data and trends since the pandemic began earlier this year. Our local community is now seeing an unprecedented rise in cases and positivity rates. As of today, Hendricks County has reached “Red” status as determined by the Indiana State Department of Health, indicating high levels…



New Study Confirms Masks Effective Against Spread of Virus 

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Since this past spring, Sycamore Services has required our staff to wear face masks while providing services to program participants. All participants are also required to wear face masks while receiving services in our facilities. We wanted to share a study that confirms the benefits and importance of wearing a face mask to protect ourselves…



Virtual Town Hall Meetings

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Town Hall Meetings Begin Next Week! Now that the Council’s 5-year State Plan Survey has come to an end, it’s time for the next step: virtual Zoom town halls to get more information about individual and community concerns that may not fit easily into a survey format. We especially want to hear from people with…



Sign up for ARC of Indiana News

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Keep up to date on important federal and state public policy issues from The Arc of Indiana and The Arc of the United States. Sign up to receive action alerts and legislative updates in The Arc of Indiana Action Center.



New Chief Operating Officer Named

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Sycamore Services is pleased to announce that LaDonna Everroad has been named the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer. Everroad has been with Sycamore Services since September, 2008. She initially came to Sycamore Services as a contract worker for a school-to-work transition program, later was moved into the Quality Assurance Coordinator role and then promoted to Director of Human Resources and Quality Assurance in 2013. Everroad has more than 20 years of…



ARC of Indiana News & Election Guide

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The ARC of Indiana’s fall newsletter and election guide is now available and features a photo of two Sycamore Services’ Residential Services program participants working on an art project in their home. During the early days of the pandemic lockdown, members of the Sycamore Services Art Club/Paint Club received projects to work on in their…



Ben is Learning New Skills Thanks to Employment Services

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Employment Services helps individuals increase their independence and quality of life. Ben has been receiving employment support from Sycamore Services and has worked approximately two years at Hamilton Pointe, a senior living community near Evansville. Ben has always been a fast learner and his supervisor, John, noticed he has a somewhat photographic memory.   Hamilton Pointe staff are very supportive of Ben. Ben cannot tell time, therefore, staff would tell him when he needed to…



CARF Survey Coming to Sycamore Services

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Coming Soon A survey team from CARF International* will be visiting Sycamore Services on September 10, 2020 – September 11, 2020 We invited the surveyors to evaluate how well we meet international standards for quality. The survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve. As a result of this…



Medicaid Waiver Renewal Survey

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The Arc of Indiana and Self-Advocates of Indiana are seeking input from families and self-advocates on the continued discussion of Medicaid Waiver renewal, including seeking input on lessons learned during COVID-19 changes. Please help them gather input by participating in the survey: Medicaid Waiver Renewal Survey for Families Medicaid Waiver Renewal Survey for People with…



41 Years at Sycamore Services

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Forty-one years ago this summer, a new college graduate named Kim McKay started her first job at Opportunity Cottage in Danville. Little did she know that that job would become a lifelong career at an organization that would eventually be named Sycamore Services. Sycamore Services is pleased to congratulate Kim on her outstanding career and longevity with our organization! Kim has impacted countless lives in central Indiana with her…



National Disability Voter Registration

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National Disability Voter Registration Week Video Series July 12-17th was National Disability Voter Registration Week. To celebrate, Self Advocates of Indiana put out  short videos about voting and election-related questions: Registering to Vote Absentee/Mail-in voting Finding your polling location and sample ballot Voter ID requirements The importance of voting   All videos can be found on…



Cleo Brown Named Director of Employment Services

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Sycamore Services would like to announce that Cleo Brown is the new Director of Employment Services. Brown previously served as a Program/Project Manager for RCI/Wyndham Destinations where she designed employee training programs and business-to-business programs that drive client engagement and improve customer experiences. Brown had worked for RCI since 1988 and was the recipient of multiple RCI awards throughout the…



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