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CDS Participant 

A CDS program participant must:

  • Be eligible for MO HealthNet (Medicaid).

  • Be 18 years of age or older.

  • Be able to direct his or her own care.

  • Be physically disabled.

  • Be capable of living independently with the services of a personal care attendant.

  • Require at least a nursing facility level of care.

Personal Care Attendant 

CDS program participants can hire up to four personal care attendants. An attendant can be any qualified caregiver chosen by the CDS program participant, including a family member (other than a spouse).

A CDS program participant is the legal employer of his or her personal care attendant. Participants are responsible for interviewing, hiring, scheduling, directing and, if necessary, firing an attendant. Personal care attendants do not work for Golden Care Alliance.

Personal care attendants must pass a background check through the Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) and the Employee Disqualification List. Attendants must also complete an employee eligibility check using E-Verify through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Golden Care Alliance completes all required background checks.

If requested, Golden Care Alliance will provide support and assistance and training to a CDS program participant.

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