Consumer Directed Services

What are Consumer Directed Services (CDS)?

CDS is a Medicaid based program which provides personal care attendant (PCA) services to individuals with disabilities, enabling them to live independently. The CDS Program is designed to assist individuals with disabilities to receive the attendant services they need to live safely in a home setting of their choice. A qualified friend or family member may be hired as an attendant, with the exception of a spouse or anyone under the age of 18.

To qualify for consumer-directed services, a person must be:

  • Medicaid eligible (MO HealthNet)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to direct their own care
  • Physically disabled
  • Capable of living independently with CDS services

Individuals on Medicaid will need to meet Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) requirements. DHSS will complete an assessment to determine the individual’s needs and forward a personalized care plan to Caring Professionals, LLC. Once a care plan is received, Caring Professionals, LLC will help you begin services.

Benefits of Choosing Caring Professionals

All of our team are screened by the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry and are insured and bonded. If you are in need of these services and would like to learn more about how we can help you please call us: (314) 432-9270

How to Get Started

The Caring Professionals team will give you peace of mind, beginning with your very first phone call! We understand that no two situations are the same, so we will take the time to get to know you and your individual needs.

When you contact Caring Professionals, we will answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We will learn about your preferences and work to match you with one of our caregivers.

Contact us today to discuss your needs or to schedule a free in-home assessment.