About This Service
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 Care Assistance like bathing, grooming, dressing personal hygiene, toileting, health, housekeeping, meals, and transportation.