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Medicaid Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities

August 16, 2017

Looking for options for in home care and/or supported services can be extremely daunting if you have never needed any type of services like these before.  

 

In addition to private duty in home care for seniors, Comfort of Home Healthcare also has two contracts with the State of Missouri to provide similar services to people with disabilities and other Medicaid recipients. 

 

Comfort of Home Healthcare provides services for people with disabilities though the State of Missouri's, Department of Mental Health (DMH), Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and Bureau of Special Healthcare Needs.

 

These services are initiated through that respected department but includes services such as: (but not limited to)

  • Home and Community Based Services; (DHSS) a Medicaid program that helps with Activities of Daily Living and Personal Care. 
  • Individual Supported Living or ISL; residential placement in a non institutional setting.
  • Residential Supported Living; supporting individuals with disabilities in their homes and in the community. 
  • Supported Employment
  • Respite Care; short term or temporary care of a few hours or weeks to provide relief or respite, to the regular caregiver, usually a family member.

These Medicaid programs and waivers will get very confusing to someone who is looking for care. Please do not hesitate to call us and we can point you in the right direction on where to initiate these services.

 

Here is some additional information taken directly from their websites (with links).

 

Missouri Department of Mental Health

 

Services for people with disabilities can be found here. (Must have onset of disability before the age of 21)
 
The Division is committed to individuals having access to individualized services and supports that provide access to
 
opportunities that increase independence, integration, inclusion, productivity, self-determination and health and safety. Individuals and families must have access to a comprehensive and coordinated system that assists in planning, connecting to services and supports within and outside the disability system.

 

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

 

(Income based to qualify) Most ill or disabled Missourians can remain in their own homes and avoid or delay institutionalization with the help of support services.  Home and community-based services, administered by the Division of Senior and Disability Services (DSDS), are available to eligible persons 60 or older and to adults with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 59

 

DSDS administers two different programs, available in every county: in-home services and consumer-directed services and can be found here.
 
Comfort of Home Healthcare provides in home services only (Home & Community Based Services). We do not provide CDS services.
 
This post is intended to be an introduction to services and not a detailed list of Medicaid services.
 
I am sure you have further questions and if so,  feel free to call us. We are here to help!!
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