Consumer-Directed Services

Consumer-Directed Services (CDS) are home care services which give you the most control of the services you receive, who is in your home completing the work, and when the services are provided. Individuals who choose the CDS program for their home care services must be able to direct their own care and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. With CDS, you are the attendant’s legal employer and may hire a personal care attendant of your choice, including a family member or friend (spouses are not permitted). Your MO HealthNet (Missouri Medicaid) pays your attendant’s wage, and NEILS acts as your fiscal agent to prepare your attendant’s payroll on your behalf and to monitor your services.

Services provided:

  • Personal Care
  • Meal Preparation
  • Shopping & Errands
  • Housekeeping
  • Essential Transportation
  • Toileting
  • Laundry

Funded by: Missouri Medicaid (MO HealthNet)

Counties Served: Clark, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Shelby, Knox, Scotland, Audrain (if you are outside of these counties, please contact us as we plan to expand services into other outlying counties)

 

In-Home Services

In-Home services are provided by NEILS In-Home Aides in your own home. Individuals receiving in-home services are not required to be able to direct their own care.

Services provided:

  • Personal Care
  • Meal Preparation
  • Toileting
  • Nurse Visits
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping & Errands
  • Laundry
  • Diabetic Nail Care
  • Medication Set-ups
  • Respite Care

Funded By: Missouri Medicaid (MO HealthNet) and Private/Self Pay

Counties Served:  Marion, Monroe, Ralls (if you are outside of these counties, please contact us as we plan to expand services into other outlying counties)

 

Veteran’s Home Care 

NEILS is contracted with Veteran’s Home Care to provide home care services to qualifying veterans or their surviving spouse. The VA requires the veteran to have served a minimum 90 days active duty with at least one day during wartime and honorable discharge. There must also be a medical need.   

If you meet the qualifications, your home care will begin the first week of the month after your application goes to the VA. The program allows you to pay for home care with no out-of-pocket costs even before the VA approves your application.   

Services provided: 

  • Bathing & Dressing 
  • Personal Care 
  • Meal Preparation 
  • Transportation 
  • Light Housekeeping 
  • Laundry 
  • Transferring 
  • Medication Reminders 
  • Companionship 
  • Respite Care 
  • Assistance with accessing other community resources to improve your quality of life 

Funded By: Veteran’s Administration benefits 

Counties Served: Marion, Monroe, Ralls (if you are outside of these counties, please contact us as we plan to expand services into other outlying counties)