State-Funded Home Care Services
AVAILABLE IN MISSOURI
Consumer-directed services allow the consumer to be the employer and have the freedom to hire and direct his or her personal care attendants. Consumers are required to meet criteria based on income and level of need. Phoenix Home Care serves as a state vendor to provide administrative support services.
Personal Care Attendants
Personal care attendants provide assistance with activities of daily living to help maintain and increase independence. Those services include the following:
- Bowel and bladder elimination
- Meal preparation and consumption
- Personal hygiene
- Shopping and transportation
- Maintenance and use of equipment and prostheses
- Ambulation and other functions of living
Phoenix Home Care also provides administrative services like the following:
- Training on hiring and supervising personal care attendants
- Payroll and billing processing
- Background checks of personal care attendants
- Assistance in completing necessary forms
Consumer Eligibility Criteria
- Eligible to receive consumer-directed services
- At least 18 years of age
- Able to direct their own care
- Capable of living independently with CDS
- Physically disabled
- Requires at least a nursing level of care
- Unmet needs must be safely met at a cost that shall not exceed the average monthly Medicaid cost of nursing facility care as determined by the Department of Social Services
- Document proof of Medicaid eligibility under Title XIX of the Social Security Act
- Participate in an assessment and/or evaluation conducted by DHSS.
FOUR CORE SERVICES
Help in Your Own Home, So You Can Remain at Home
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.