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Consumer Directed Services

Have someone in mind for your caregiver needs? Read about our Consumer Directed Services.

Consumer Directed Services (“CDS”) are available for individuals who are Missouri Medicaid-eligible, and who need help to stay at home. The CDS program is a terrific alternative to more traditional in-home services, for the consumer who is able to help manage their own services. If you are not able to help manage your care, you may be a candidate for other home and community-based Missouri Medicaid services. Read more about Cooperative Home Care’s traditional Medicaid In-Home Services here.

Within the CDS program, consumers hire their own caregivers with assistance from us. These caregivers can be family members, with an important exclusion: you cannot hire your spouse to be your caregiver. We also help you train and employ your caregivers.

Consumer Directed Services include Personal Home Care Assistance like bathing, grooming, dressing personal hygiene, toileting, health, housekeeping, meals, and transportation.

What is the CDS Program?

CDS stands for ‘Consumer Directed Services’. Funded by Missouri Medicaid, this program enables people who need help at home to direct, train, and employ their own caregivers. They can hire friends or family members to help them, and their friend/family member gets paid to do so.

How Do You Qualify?

If you have an active Medicaid number, and you need help with personal care tasks (like bathing, dressing, cooking, cleaning). Next, you must be able to train, direct, and employ your own caregiver—with help from us. If you cannot train, direct, and employ your own caregiver, we can still help you through our traditional In-Home Services program, where we employ, staff and train your caregivers.

What Should I Know About the CDS Program?

Funded by Missouri Medicaid. Great for someone who needs help at home but who doesn’t want a stranger caring for them. Great for someone who is already caring for a family member or friend-now they can earn money while doing so.

Cooperative Home Care says, "Loved Ones Needed". What does this mean?

If you are caring for a loved one—family member or friend—you can work as their caregiver in our CDS program and earn money doing so.

Do People Understand the CDS Program? What Are Some Myths or Misunderstandings About the CDS Program?

There are many ads about the CDS program that all say different things but the facts are that it is funded by Missouri Medicaid and every provider is paid the same amount of money for this service. There are also a lot of new and inexperienced companies and people doing this program.

You should choose your CDS provider by considering 3 things: how long have they been in business? How long have their employees worked for them? And, what do their current clients say about them? Here are our answers to these questions:

How long have you been in business? Cooperative celebrates 35 years in 2021.

How long have your employees worked for you? Our team: Kim has 27 years of home care experience; Jessica has 17 years of home care experience. At our 2020 Caregiver Milestone Reception, we celebrated 38 employees, representing 320 years of service at Cooperative!

How Do I Get Started Home Care Plans in Greater St. Louis?

Call us! Every office is able to answer your basic home care questions. They can also connect you to our Intake Nurse. She will determine if you qualify and/or help you get started. Cooperative Home Care accepts every home care funding-Medicaid, Medicare and Private. We’ll qualify you for every type of home care funding before you pay out-of-pocket.

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See why so many St. Louis families choose Cooperative Home Care

Cooperative Home Care is the only family-owned home care company that says “Yes!” first to any age, funding, amount of care, and service since 1986. Our over-arching message to SERVE ONE MORE applies to our employees, and our clients and their families. We will do everything possible to keep you safe and independent in your own home.

The Benefits of St. Louis Home Care

Enjoy best-in-class care at home with our quality guarantee

Faithfully serving clients for 38 years

Our reputation with the thousands of happy client's and families we've care for over the years speaks for itself.

We provide any amount of care to accommodate any schedule

Do you need a quick visit, hourly care, or around-the-clock care? No matter your schedule, we've got you covered.

Comprehensive services for any need

Whether you need skilled medical services, therapy, dementia care, companion care, or even pediatric care, we've got it all.

We provide care for all ages

From children to seniors and all ages in between, we provide the support you need.

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We'll work to qualify you for funding to minimize your out-of-pocket cost

We help you qualify for and access all of your existing benefits. Only then, if needed, do you pay out-of-pocket for our home health plans.

Specialized Dementia Home Care

Our certified dementia practitioners are accredited through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Fast response time

When you need nurses, caregivers, or therapists, we act immediately to provide the support you need.

Compatible caregivers

If you don't love and bond with your caregiver, we'll send a new one that meets your personal care needs.

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Get Started With St. Louis Home Care

3 simple steps to independence for seniors and peace of mind for you

Step 01
Step 01

Call (314) 207-3986

Call our office to speak with our friendly staff and get all of your questions answered.

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Step 2

Schedule a FREE, in-home care assessment

We'll review your care needs, schedule, hobbies, and personality to craft a care plan unique to you in St. louis area.

Step 03
Step 03

Get matched with a compatible caregiver

Thrive at home with a compatible MO caregiver you love.

Don't wait until it's too late! Call now to schedule a FREE, no-obligation, in-home consultation

After our assessment, we will create a customized, holistic care plan tailored to your needs, schedule, hobbies, and personal choices.

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Call us at (314) 207-3986, or fill out this simple form to schedule a call.

St. Louis Headquarters

St. Louis Office

1924 Marconi Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63110, USA

(314) 207-3986

Cooperative Home Care Service Locations

Cooperative Home Care proudly services:

Counties: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Clair County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, and Warren County

Cities: St. Louis, Greater St. Louis, East St Louis, Clayton, chesterfield, Town and Country, Brentwood, Florissant, Glendale, Kirkwood, Rock Hill, Creve Coeur, Fairview Heights, Belleville, Swansea, Granite City, Edwardsville, Glen, Carbon, O'Fallon, Maryville, Alorton, Lebanon.

Additional Office Locations

Jefferson County Office

1006 N. Truman Blvd. #A
Crystal City, MO 63019


St. Charles County Office

Crossroads Business Center
801 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Suite 21
O’Fallon, MO 63366


Franklin County Office

104 S. McKinley Avenue, Suite D
Union, MO 63084


Fairview Heights, IL Office

107 Lanaghan Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

(314) 936-4373

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