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Caregiver Compensation - Missouri

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Missouri offers two ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. Consumer Directed State Plan Personal Care Program: enables elderly and/or disabled adults who require nursing facility level of assistance to receive care at home. This program pays friends and certain family members for providing personal care services.

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Missouri
    • MUST be 18+
    • MUST be physically disabled
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be able to self-direct their own care
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible 

 

Contact Number: 855-373-4636 (Missouri Department of Social Services Family Support Division)

 

2. Missouri Independent Living Waiver: is designed to help elderly and disabled adults receive care at home. This program allows and pays for care recipients to choose their caregivers. Other services include: environmental accessibility adaptations and case management. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Missouri 
    • MUST be age 18-64 and physically disabled
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be able to self-direct their own care
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible 

 

Contact Number:  573-751-3425 (Missouri HealthNet Division)

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