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Consumer Directed Services (CDS) For Medicaid Patients In Missouri

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Emerest is a home healthcare agency that works with Missouri’s Consumer Directed Services (CDS) program. CDS is a Medicaid-funded program that enables you to hire the caregiver of your choice to help with daily activities. This personal care attendant (PCA) can be a friend, neighbor or family member (other than spouse). Most importantly, it will be someone you trust, who truly loves you and will give you quality, reliable care. Your caregiver can help you clean, cook, bathe, dress, run errands and take you to appointments. Emerest Health pays the highest wages for Consumer Directed Services in Missouri.

Emerest Health of Missouri was established in 2015 and has extensive experience with Consumer Directed Services. Hundreds of consumers and caregivers across Missouri utilize Emerest as their CDS provider. We are part of the greater Emerest Health family of companies, which serves thousands of patients and caregivers in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Missouri.


Emerest is not your typical CDS agency. What makes us different?

First, We Pay the Best at Emerest: With Emerest, your caregiver will receive the highest posted wage in Missouri!

We’re Transparent: We’ll never withhold your information, sell your information to others or do anything to stop you from receiving your full benefits.

We’re Available: We love speaking with our consumers and personal care attendants! We’re here to help you access your consumer directed services through Missouri Medicaid. Call us, we guarantee we’ll answer with a smile!

We Put Customers First: We strive to provide an amazing customer experience! Check out our Google reviews and see why we’re Missouri’s favorite CDS Agency!

We Cover All of Missouri: We are based in St. Louis with offices spanning the entire state of Missouri!

We Love to Give: In addition to our core services, Emerest consumers and caregivers enjoy annual holiday parties, seasonal gifts, welcome packages and wellness programs.

We’re Committed to Compliance: Feel comfortable knowing that all consumer taxes and payments are handled by Emerest and overseen by a certified public accountant. We work closely with the IRS, Missouri Department of Revenue and local tax authorities to ensure that all taxes are properly filed and paid.

No Fees or Fine Print: Emerest is 100% free for Medicaid patients. We will never charge you or your caregiver any fees.

We Make it Easy: Emerest makes it super easy to switch and get paid more. You will not lose services during the transition period and your plan of care will not be impacted.