Consumer Directed Services

WebPic5The Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Program is a program that allow an individual to direct his or her own personal care services at NO cost to the consumer/ client.

Consumer Directed Services is a MO Healthnet/Medicaid funded program which enables physically disabled individuals to continue to live independently within their own home with home care.  For those who are able to self-direct their medical care, CDS may be the best option for you!  CDS empowers the Consumer/ Client to remain in control of their lives by giving them the freedom to choose their own caregiver.  The caregiver may be a friend or family member, other than a spouse.

This freedom of choice gives individuals peace of mind knowing that their personal care assistance and assistance with activities of daily living are being done by someone that they know and trusts

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be Medicaid eligible
  • Meet the level of care requirement set by DHSS
  • Be capable of living independently with personal care assistance services as determined by the state
  • Be physically disabled and/or chronic medical condition that interfere with daily living
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able and willing to direct his/her own care
  • Able and willing to recruit, hire and manage attendants

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