Clients 1

WE ARE ALL ABOUT

CHOICE

Clients 2

MORE

& CONTROL

OVER THE CARE YOU

CHOICE

RECEIVE

Clients 3

THEN TRAIN, SCHEDULE & SUPERVISE YOUR OWN CARE

THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

CAREGIVER

YOU CHOOSE THE

WE HELP PEOPLE REMAIN SAFE, HEALTHY & INDEPENDENT IN THE COMFORT OF THEIR OWN HOMES

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Advantage Consumer Directed Services is the established leader in self-directed home care services in Missouri. As a Medicaid approved Consumer Directed Fiscal Agent, Advantage Consumer Directed Service helps people with disabilities remain safe and independent in the comfort of their own homes. Established in 1980, the Advantage family of home care companies has been providing compassionate care to Missouri families for over 30 years.

SELF-DIRECTED SERVICES GIVES YOU MORE CHOICE AND CONTROL OVER THE CARE YOU RECEIVE

YOU RECRUIT & HIRE THE CAREGIVER THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

YOU DECIDE WHEN AND HOW YOUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED

YOU TRAIN, SCHEDULE & SUPERVISE YOUR OWN CARE

HOME CARE YOUR WAY

The Consumer Directed approach to home care maximizes the freedom and independence of persons living with physical disabilities. Unlike the traditional Agency based model, the Consumer Directed approach to home care allows for the hiring of a friend, neighbor or family member as your personal care attendant. Self-direction empowers participants by expanding the choice and control over the day to day delivery of their home care services.

SELF-DIRECTION IS A MORE FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL AGENCY BASED HOME CARE SERVICES

CHOOSE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO PROVIDE YOUR CARE

SCHEDULE, SUPERVISE & ADMINISTER YOUR SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION IS INCLUDED FOR SHOPPING & ERRANDS

AGENCY BASED VS. SELF-DIRECTED CARE

The Consumer Directed approach to home care is a more flexible alternative to the traditional agency-based home care model. This service allows participants and their families to recruit, hire, train, supervise, and if necessary, discharge their own self-directed personal care workers. Self-direction is a way of delivering services that seeks to empower participants by expanding their degree of choice and control over the day to day delivery of their home care services.

WE PERFORM THE ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH SELF-DIRECTION SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON YOUR CARE

WE SCREEN & ORIENTATE YOUR ATTENDANTS

WE PROVIDE PAYROLL SERVICES & W2’S

WE PROCESS YOUR PAYROLL AND UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES

ADVANTAGE FISCAL AGENT SERVICES

The Advantage Self-directed programs offer participants more choice and control over their home-based personal care services but with more choice and control comes more responsibility, including the responsibility associated with being an employer. Responsibilities like, screening of potential attendants, management of payroll and the filling and payment associated with employment-related taxes.