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If you have Missouri Medicaid, you may qualify for the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Program. You can hire a friend or family member to care for you at home and CarePartners Home Care will pay them to work for you!

 What is Consumer Directed Services (CDS)?

CDS is a Medicaid-funded program that enables disabled or elderly people in Missouri to hire the caregiver of their choice to help with daily activities.  This caregiver, or personal care attendant (PCA), can be a friend, a neighbor, or a family member other than a spouse or legal guardian. A PCA can help with daily chores or hygiene activities, including:

  • Grooming

  • Bathing

  • Personal hygiene

  • Toilet use

  • Mobility

  • Taking medications on time

  • Cleaning

  • Laundry

  • Cooking

  • Shopping

  • Essential transportation

To qualify for CDS, you would have to be deemed eligible by Missouri’s Division of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). This service is administered by the Missouri Division of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and is available to eligible adults over the age of 18. One of the prerequisites of CDS is that you have to be currently on MO HealthNet, which is Missouri’s Medicaid program. If you’re not presently enrolled in MO Healthnet, you can call them at 855-835-3505.


The goal of this program is to help participants live independently and choose someone they trust to provide them with care. As a participant in the CDS program, you will also be required to hire, train, and direct your caregiver.  Participants partner with a CDS provider, such as CarePartners Home Care, for payroll, compliance and administrative support. Give us a call today to see how you can hire your loved one to facilitate the care you need.

          Who is Eligible for Missouri's
Leading Medicaid Home Care program?


You may be eligible if you...

Have Medicaid

18 years old or older

Live in Missouri

Able to direct your own care

Need help with activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Who can I hire as a caregiver?




Please note - A Legal Spouse is NOT eligible to be hired as a caregiver

Call to see if you're eligible

*Full eligibility is completed through a quick application to get started. Caregiver eligibility may vary by state of residence per requirements and regulations.

             Getting care you trust is simple as 1 – 2 – 3.



Get Assessed


A Senior Social Services Specialist will visit you at home to determine if you’re eligible for this program (called CDS in Missouri). You’ll find out how many weekly hours of care you can get.


Choose a caregiver


You choose a caregiver you love: your daughter, son, relative, or friend. We schedule an orientation call to finalize your enrollment.


You get care - they get paid

You get care you can trust, your family member or friend gets paid .


This service is free for you! Everyone gets peace of  mind.


We are licensed and contracted with Missouri Medicaid

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Are you looking to Switch your CDS Agency to CarePartners Home Care? Switching is a simple process! Your hours will remain the same when switching.


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Joining is easy....
  1. Call us 314-854-9191 
  2. Sign paperwork - We will send you documents to sign.
  3. Confirm CarePartners as your CDS provider with the State of Missouri.


Interested in Learning more about becoming a Consumer or Personal Care Attendant....
Contact Us to Get Started

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