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alicia austin
13:20 05 Mar 20
I'm a client who brought my own worker. So they could get better pay. My caregiver is never invited to any event's they have in the office. One day they shorted there pay by one hour. We are not that happy with the sign in and sign out procedure that they currently have but over all they are a great company. There are things that need to worked out.
melba wallace
16:41 04 Mar 20
I have been with Emerest Home Health For About 5 months now Me n Worker Are Really Please with the Service Everyone n the Staff Are Really Nice n Any problems that we have had have got resolves very quickly which have been very few. I left a company that would always mess up my worker payroll all the time my worker have not had ANY PROBLEMS with this Company the Clock In over the phone is always up n working just fine. If you want a Good Company n A Great Staff EMEREST Is The Company FOR YOU Give them A Call U Wont Regret It!! From A Happy N Satisfied Customer 🥰
Markiesha Robinson
00:05 04 Mar 20
This experience has been pleasant, I will definitely recommend them for you or A loved one. Staff is very friendly and helpful when needed and always understanding. If u want less problems and no headache and weekly income, turn to Emerest and talk to Jenna or Emerald they’re the sweetest!
Queen Isis
22:05 03 Mar 20
saltpork .
21:24 03 Mar 20
I have been taking care of my sister following her stroke for the past 6 months. Everyone at Emerest has been wonderful, walking me through the entire process and answering all my questions (no matter how trivial or stupid) quickly and with no judgement. They've made the entire journey for both my sister and myself all the easier.
K Scott
19:32 03 Mar 20
We have been very impressed with this company. My caregiver recieves payments on time and if there is a question, they are always happy to help. We recommend this company completely.
Mary Leach
22:30 24 Feb 20
I am so glad I switched! I worked many years for a home health care company that paid the bare minimum wage and sometimes would not pay on time. I enjoy getting paid on time and the correct amount as well. Also, every time I call the office the staff is so friendly and helpful. I am so glad I found Emerest! I will be sure to recommend this company to anyone and everyone I meet!
Leo W.
01:58 11 Feb 20
I'm really glad my client swicthed to this company. I've been telling any & every one I know in this field to switch to this company. It's been wonderful so far.
Maria Lathon
17:35 10 Feb 20
Great company! Very friendly and helpful staff. Responds to all questions and concerns promptly. I'd definitely recommend their services to anyone that cares for a loved one. My son and I are very happy with our choice to switch to Emerest.
Casey Thomas
16:35 10 Feb 20
I’m so happy I made the switch. I love the flexibility and increase in pay from my previous agency.
Patty Cecena
20:46 02 Feb 20
Great customer service!! the onboarding process was super easy! Thank you Rachel!
nathalie pelletier
16:55 14 Dec 19
Wow. I can not say enough positive things about this company. I have had constant trouble trying to find an in-home agency for my mom that I can trust. Customer service is the best and we are so happy.
Jennifer Ferguson
17:17 11 Dec 19
I love working for Emerest! Such a fun, wonderful agency with sweet people who really care for their workers and clients.
valerie wright
18:27 23 Oct 19
I'm so happy someone told me about this company they are kind sweet and so caring. They always call and ask if you are happy with there service..are just to check and see how your doing. How many home health company do that..keep up the great work during.. Valerie W.
Hannah Witley
14:36 23 Sep 19
With me speaking with several of the employees at Emerest everyone seems so upbeat and courteous. Very sound when answering questions. I really believe they are a good fit for anyone's family.
Gary Phillips
01:54 20 Sep 19
My Wife and I are SO HAPPY to be a part of the Emerest team now, and are grateful to the wonderful staff for being so organized and helpful! They have made the on-boarding process incredibly easy and efficient. Special thanks to Jenna and Rachel for going the extra mile to answer all our many questions and ensure our son's care process is the best it can be. After going through several other companies in the past and not having the greatest experiences, we are so excited to join Emerest Health of Missouri and have already experienced more reliable and friendly service! Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to anyone looking for a great Home Health Company!
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
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
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.
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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.

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).

Emerest is free for all Medicaid patients. Emerest does not charge any fees or taxes. You will never have to pay money when you receive Consumer Directed Services with Emerest.

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 4-6 weeks. At Emerest we provide you with updates to ensure you’re notified about every step in the process. You will not lose services during the transition period.

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.

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 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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