The answer is Yes! Individuals on Medicaid will need to meet Missouri Division of Senior and Disability Services (DSDS) requirements. DSDS will complete an assessment to determine the individual’s needs and forward a personalized care plan to an approved provider. Once your provider receives your plan, they will help you hire the appropriate aide to begin services.
What types of services can I received through CDS?
CDS provides people with disabilities with assistance in the following areas. Participants may qualify for some or all of these services.
Range of motion
Errand transportation (shopping, paying bills/banking, picking up medication)
Medical transportation (limited)
A CDS program participant must:
Be eligible of MO HealthNet(Medicaid)
Be 18 years of age or older
Be able to direct his or her own care
Be physically disabled
Be capable of living independently with the services of personal care attendant
Require at least a nursing facility level of care.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) (or its designee) will assess people who meet the minimum qualifications to see if they are eligible for the CDS program. If a person is eligible, DHSS and the potential participant will create a care plan that outlines the type(s) of service(s) the person will be approved to receive from a personal care attendant through the CDS program.