Missouri: Earn $12 Per Hour with our CDS Program

What is Consumer Directed Services (CDS)?

CDS is a Medicaid-based program that provides personal care attendant (PCA) services to individuals with disabilities, enabling them to live independently in their own homes and communities. Participants, also known as Consumers, in the CDS program employ a personal care attendant (PCA) of their choice to assist them with activities of daily living. The tasks may include grooming, bathing, toileting, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, essential transportation and other tasks. Consumers are responsible for hiring and managing their attendants. A qualified friend or family member may be hired as a PCA.

 

Can I Receive Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Where I Live?

If you live in Missouri, Emerest can provide you with CDS services. With eight offices across the state, we can provide CDS to all 114 counties and independent cities in Missouri.

 

What Are the Qualifications to Receive CDS?

If you meet the below criteria, you may be eligible for CDS:

·       Have Medicaid   

·       Are age 18 or older    

·       Need help with activities of daily living

Call us at 1-833-We-Pay-12 to find out more!

How Can I Become A Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Participant?

If you meet the minimum qualifications, call Emerest at 1-833-937-2912 and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.  

 

I Currently Have Consumer Directed Services (CDS). How Can I Switch To Emerest?

Any qualified caregiver chosen by the CDS program participant, including a family member (other than a spouse or legal guardian) can be a personal care attendant. At Emerest all PCA’s earn $12 per hour.

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Is It Difficult To Switch CDS Providers?

Not at all! At Emerest, we make the switching process easy and hassle-free. Call us at 1-833-937-2912 and we'll take care of the rest.

 

Who Can Become a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)?

Any qualified caregiver chosen by the CDS program participant, including a family member (other than a spouse) can be a personal care attendant. At Emerest, all PCA’s earn $12 per hour.

 

Who Pays a Personal Care Attendant?

Any qualified caregiver chosen by the CDS program participant, including a family member (other than a spouse) can be a personal care attendant. At Emerest, all PCA’s earn $12 per hour.

 

Can I Get Paid to Take Care of Family?

Any qualified caregiver chosen by the CDS program participant, including a family member (other than a spouse) can be a personal care attendant. At Emerest, all PCA’s earn $12 per hour.

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How Can I Learn More About the CDS Program?

Call us at 833-937-2912 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

 

How Many Hours a Day of CDS Can I Receive?

The current maximum number of hours a month that a CDS participant may receive is 125½. Therefore, a participant may receive approximately four hours per day of CDS, depending on the number of days in a month and their personal care needs.

 

If I Have CDS, Can Emerest Help Me Obtain More Hours?

At Emerest, we perform a comprehensive evaluation of each participant to ensure that their personal care needs are met. At times, this may entail requesting additional hours of service. Call us at 833-937-2912 to speak with one of our specialists to see if you'd qualify for additional hours.

 

Do Other Companies Provide CDS?

At Emerest, we perform a comprehensive evaluation of each participant to ensure that their personal care needs are met. At times, this may entail requesting additional hours of service. Call us at 833-937-2912 to speak with one of our specialists to see if you'd qualify for additional hours.

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How Much Is a Personal Care Attendant Paid?

At Emerest, all PCA’s earn $12 per hour. Other agencies may pay less. Contact us today at 1-833-WE-PAY-12 (1-833-937-2912) to sign up or switch today!

 

Does Emerest Really Pay Personal Care Attendants $12 Per Hour?

Yes! We really pay $12 per hour!

PCA’s are W-2 employees of the consumer (i.e. the patient) and pay taxes on all wages they earn. No earnings, other than Federal, State, County, City or other government-mandated taxes are deducted from a PCA’s pay of $12 per hour.

 

Why Does Emerest Pay $12 Per Hour?

We know that quality care strongly correlates with compensation. When we pay PCA’s a respectable wage, they provide better care to their patient, thus benefiting the patient, their family, the community, the State of Missouri and the PCA. Emerest believes the CDS program plays a vital role in the health and happiness of many Missourians and is grateful to enable families and friends to care for each other with respect and dignity.