Missouri Consumer-Directed Services for Medicaid Patients

Customize Your Care and Manage Your Own Personal Care Attendant

Consumer-directed services allow the consumer to be the employer and have the freedom to hire and direct their own personal care attendants. Consumers are required to meet criteria based on income and level of need. Phoenix Home Care & Hospice serves as a state vendor to provide administrative support services for self-directed care in Missouri.

Personal Care Attendants

Personal care attendants provide assistance with activities of daily living to help maintain and increase independence for those who qualify for Missouri’s consumer-directed personal assistance program. Services can include:

Other Services

Administrative Services for the Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program

Phoenix Home Care & Hospice also provides administrative services for self-directed care, like:

Who Is Eligible for Consumer-Directed Services?

Those who are eligible for consumer-directed care must be:

Four Core Services

Four Core Services of Self-Directed Care

These services provide help in your own home, so you can remain at home, where you’re most comfortable and familiar.



Whenever a consumer runs into barriers because of a disability, whether it is inaccessibility or discrimination, Phoenix Home Care will assist in resolving these issues. Phoenix Home Care’s staff and volunteers are available to conduct disability awareness training for schools, businesses, hospitals, and civic organizations.


Independent Living Skills

If you need to learn certain skills to become more independent, Phoenix Home Care will provide assistance in your home so that you can acquire those skills. Such skills could include preparing meals, shopping, using public transportation, or job hunting.


Peer Support

Phoenix Home Care offers peer support by providing an avenue to a person with a disability who is living independently and is able to share personal experiences and offer empathic support. These helpful people work one-on-one with individuals, helping them adjust to their disability, learn problem-solving skills, explore options, and use community services more effectively.


Information and Referral

It is the intent of Phoenix Home Care to provide avenues of information and referral systems to those who need additional support and assistance to understand their disability or learn how to become more independent. Those avenues can include, but are not limited to, direct referral via phone, specialized agencies, community support, food pantries, housing information, transportation, and home and vehicle modification to promote your independence.

Contact Us for Consumer Directed Services

Contact Phoenix Home Care & Hospice for consumer-directed personal assistance services to help you or your loved one live independently at home. Our highly trained staff promises compassionate care for you.

Other Services