What is CDS (Consumer Directed Services)?
Consumer Directed Services or CDS is a Medicaid funded program which provides Personal Care Attendant (PCA) services to Individuals/Consumers with disabilities; enabling them to live independently.
There is no expense for the Consumer. CDS empowers the Consumer to remain in control of their lives by giving them the freedom to choose their own PCA. The PCA may be a friend, neighbor or family member but not a spouse.
Consumers in the CDS program are trained to hire their own attendants to assist them with daily tasks such as:
- Dressing and undressing
- Moving into and out of bed
- Meal preparation and cleanup
- Bathing and grooming
- Maintenance and use of prostheses, aids, equipment
- Shopping and essential transportation
- Housekeeping and Laundry
- Or other functions of daily living based on an independent living
PRIVATE PAY is an out of pocket expense that will cover everything CDS services covers. If you as a client do not have Medicaid or Medicare and need in home health assistance Private Pay can help you. Call for pricing – 4 hr minimum.
How can Accent Home Health Care assist You?
We specialize in this type of in home care and work to make Consumer Directed Services easier to understand and manage. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will help you evaluate your needs and options.
We manage the business related services such as background checks on PCA, assist with completing various forms, process and submit payroll and billing. Accent Home Health Care will assist in dealing with problems that may arise. You manage your care.
Accent Home Health Care strives to provide quality customer service and desire to help people succeed in managing their own quality care while remaining in their homes and communities.