Consumer Directed Services (CDS)

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Consumer Directed Services (CDS) is a program which provides personal care attendant (PCA) services to individuals with disabilities; enabling them to live independently. Individuals in the CDS program are trained to hire their own attendants to assist them with daily tasks such as: Bathing/Showering, Toileting, Obtaining/Organizing Medication, Meal Preparation/Cleanup, Housekeeping/Laundry and Essential Transportation.

Pyramid Home Health services’ CDS program is a consumer controlled model. Consumer control means that the person with a disability receiving services is the employer of the attendant. Program participants are responsible for locating, hiring, setting work schedules and managing their own attendants. A friend or family member may be hired as an attendant, with the exception of a spouse or anyone under the age of 18. The attendant must have a clean background check through the Missouri State Family Care Safety Registry before being employed by a CDS participant.

Pyramid Home Health Services provides training on hiring and managing attendants for CDS participants while also ensuring participants 24/7/365 staffing back-up and the peace of mind of knowing all of the tax and service documentation required to meet IRS and Medicaid guidelines is complete.

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