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23:17 21 Aug 19
Been with Emerest for about a month..super easy to switch over and they even helped with getting more hours for my client! Very professional and the website makes everything so easy! Glad I made the switch!!
BreAnna Cash
BreAnna Cash
16:26 09 Aug 19
I LOVE LOVE LOVE! this agency they are amazing and so professional they were quick about getting my client and myself more hours and they respond to your questions with lightening speed either by email or over the phone the whole office is polite and welcoming. Emerald is the attendant that helped me she is a beam of light with an infectious upbeat attitude.
Nick Harris
Nick Harris
18:55 31 Jul 19
They have been very responsive with my questions when trying to understand their services. Staff has always been polite and very professional. I have been impressed with the time frames of service start dates as well.
Taylor Hebbeler
Taylor Hebbeler
14:38 18 Jul 19
Emerest is a reliable and compassionate home care company. Their caregivers are professional and provide excellent patient care services. They are a a top notch company and I enjoy working with them.
Max Oppenheimer
Max Oppenheimer
14:29 18 Jul 19
Emerest Health not only can provide loving and reliable care for your loved ones but they also provide peace of mind for the ones who love them. Excellent company with wonderful leadership. Ezra and Nate are true gems.
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Am I Eligible? Fill Out This Form To Learn More

Consumer Directed Services (CDS)
For Missouri Medicaid Patients Who Is Emerest Health of Missouri?

Emerest is a home healthcare agency that works with Missouri’s Consumer Directed Services (CDS) program. CDS is a Medicaid-funded program that enables you to hire the caregiver of your choice to help with daily activities. This personal care attendant (PCA) can be a friend, neighbor or family member (other than spouse). Most importantly, it will be someone you trust, who truly loves you and will give you quality, reliable care. Your caregiver can help you clean, cook, bathe, dress, run errands and take you to appointments. Emerest Health pays the highest wages for Consumer Directed Services in Missouri. When you sign up through Emerest, caregivers will earn $12 per hour.

Why Choose Emerest?

Emerest is not your typical CDS agency. What makes us different?

First, We Pay the Best at Emerest: When you sign up through Emerest, your caregiver will earn $12 per hour! With Emerest, your caregiver will receive the highest posted wage in Missouri!

We’re Transparent: We’ll never withhold your information, sell your information to others or do anything to stop you from receiving your benefits.

We’re Available: We love speaking with our consumers and personal care attendants! We’re here to help you access your consumer directed services through Missouri Medicaid. Call us, we guarantee we’ll answer with a smile!

We Put Customers First: We strive to provide an amazing customer experience! Check out our Google reviews and see why we’re Missouri’s favorite CDS Agency!

We Cover All of Missouri: We are based in St. Louis with offices spanning the entire state of Missouri! Wherever you are in the Show-Me State, Emerest is there to pay you $12 an hour to care for family members and friends.

Am I eligible for this program?

If you...

  • Have Medicaid
  • Live in Missouri
  • Need help with day-to-day activities

You are likely eligible.

Where Is Emerest available?

Emerest is available


Who can I hire as a caregiver?

  • Child
  • Relative
  • Friend

Joining Emerest is Easy3 Simple Steps

Sign Some Paperwork

We'll send you some documents to sign.

Confirm the Switch

The State of Missouri will call you to confirm the switch to Emerest.

In-Person Assessment

The state of Missouri will come to your home to conduct an in-person Assessment.

Serving All 114 Counties in the
State of Missouri

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide Consumer Directed Services.

Consumer Directed Services (CDS) is a Medicaid-based program that provides personal care attendant (PCA) services to individuals with disabilities, enabling them to live independently in their own homes and communities. Participants, also known as Consumers, in the CDS program employ a personal care attendant (PCA) of their choice to assist them with activities of daily living. The tasks may include grooming, bathing, toileting, meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry, essential transportation and other tasks. Consumers are responsible for hiring and managing their attendants. A qualified friend or family member may be hired as a PCA (with a few exceptions).

If you live in Missouri, Emerest can provide you with CDS services.

If you meet the below criteria you may be eligible for CDS:

  • Have Medicaid
  • Over the age of 18
  • Able to direct your own care

Call us at 1-833-We-Pay-12 to find out more!

If you meet the minimum qualifications, call Emerest at 1-833-937-2912 and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

If you’d like to switch your CDS provider to Emerest, please call us at 1-833-937-2912.

Not at all! At Emerest, we make the switching process easy and hassle-free. Call us at 1-833-937-2912 and we’ll take care of the rest.

Switching CDS providers will generally take 2-4 weeks. At Emerest we provide you with updates to ensure you’re notified about every step in the process.

Any qualified caregiver chosen by the CDS program participant, including a family member (other than a spouse) can be a personal care attendant. At Emerest all PCA’s earn $12/hour.

The PCA will be paid $12/hour by Emerest with funds from Medicaid. Please note, the PCA is not an employee of Emerest. Rather, the PCA is an employee of the consumer.

Yes, you can get paid to take care of your family!

If your elderly or disabled family member lives in Missouri and qualifies for Consumer Directed Services, Emerest will pay you $12 per hour to care for them. Contact us today at 1-833-WE-PAY-12 (1-833-937-2912) to learn more.

Yes! If you live in Missouri, Emerest can pay you $12 per hour to care for an elderly or disabled family member or friend.

Call us at 833-937-2912 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

The current maximum number of hours a month that a CDS participant may receive is approximately 125. Therefore, a participant may receive approximately 4 hours a day of CDS, depending on the number of days in a month and their personal care needs.

At Emerest we perform a comprehensive evaluation of each participant to ensure that their personal care needs are met. At times this may entail requesting additional hours of service. Call us at 833-937-2912 to speak with one of our specialists to see if you’d qualify for additional hours.

Yes! There are hundreds of CDS companies in Missouri, but we pay the best at Emerest!

At Emerest, all PCA’s earn $12 per hour. Other agencies may pay less. Contact us today at 1-833-WE-PAY-12 (1-833-937-2912) to sign up or switch today!

Yes! PCA’s are W-2 employees of the consumer (i.e. the patient) and pay taxes on all wages they earn. No earnings, other than Federal, State, County, City or other government mandated taxes are deducted from a PCA’s pay of $12.00 per Hour.

We know that quality care strongly correlates with compensation. When we pay PCA’s a respectable wage, they provide better care to their patient, thus benefiting the patient, their family, the community, the State of Missouri and the PCA. Emerest believes the CDS program plays a vital role in the health and happiness of many Missourians and is grateful to enable families and friends to care for each other with respect and dignity.

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