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Spirit Alliance closing affecting those who received home health care

Employees are not the only ones affected by Spirit Alliance’s closing; those who received home care from the company are being affected as well.

More employees have come forward claiming that they have yet to receive their most recent paychecks from Spirit Alliance Home Health Agency.

Several days ago, employees told CBS 4 they are feeling the impact of the company closing and while there were phone numbers for employees to call, it appears Spirit Alliance has gone silent.

Employees, however, are not the only ones affected by Spirit Alliance’s closing. Those who received home care from the company are being affected as well.

According to a mother, who has chosen to remain anonymous, this has completely jeopardized her daughter’s provider situation.

"It takes from being where I need to be at work, to tend to her during those hours where I had somebody else watching her," she says.

Since Spirit Alliance failed to pay its employees a week ago, this mother’s 7-year-old daughter is without a provider. The mother was trying to help her daughter’s provider get her paycheck, but it never came.

“Her water got disconnected because of this. There's no check coming in. She was counting on that check to pay for her water. I had to help her pay her bill," the mother said.

On Dec. 4, the mother went with the provider to the Spirit Alliance office in McAllen to pick up a check.

"One of their employees told me to look for another company. That it would be better off to look for another company because there's no funds.”

According to office staff, the provider could not get a paycheck because employees showed acts of violence, however, the mother finds this hard to believe.

The mother is currently looking for another home health company that will allow her to keep the current provider for her daughter.

According to Texas Health and Human Services, they received a complaint on Dec. 3 in regards to Spirit Alliance. CBS 4 will continue to investigate and keep you up to date with the latest.

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