With the new "Genesis Phase II" Consumer Directed Service (CDS) Program your attendant can transport you to your doctor visits, shopping, bill paying & errands. You can direct your own service, you can hire your own care givers. Genesis Phase II serves as a vendor to provide the necessary administrative support services.
Consumer Directed Services is a Medicaid funded program. It enables physically disabled individuals to continue to live independently within their own home rather than going to a nursing facility.
CDS empowers the Consumer to remain in control of their lives by giving them the freedom to choose their own caregiver. The caregiver may be a friend or family member other than a spouse. This freedom of choice gives individuals peace of mind knowing that their personal care assistance and assistance with activities of daily living are being done by someone they know and trust.
Individuals receiving in home services through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services can switch to this self-directed services, if they meet eligibility requirements.
Consumer Eligibility Requirements:
Attendant Eligibility Requirements
Genesis Phase II Responsibilities: