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Choose your caregiver, and we'll get them paid
(yes, even family)

  • 9,000+ members across multiple states served to date

  • 2,500+ five-star reviews

  • 97% of customers would recommend FreedomCare to a friend

What is CDS?

No more random aides from an agency.
Get loving care — from someone you love 💗

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program — also known as CDS — allows Missourians to hire their own caregivers. So you can get care from someone you know and trust.

Am I eligible for this program?

If you...

have Medicaid

live in Missouri

need help with day-to-day activities

You are likely eligible. Due to government regulations, Medicare is NOT enough.

Who can I hire
as a caregiver?

Your child, relative, or friend

Legal spouse

Parent caring for child under 21

Designated representative

Will my caregiver get paid?

YES. They will get...

Competitive hourly pay

Benefits worth thousands of dollars

Paid sick time and overtime pay

Our paid caregivers get
excellent rates.


Plus, they can choose from a selection of exceptional benefits:

Generous Wellness Allowance
401K Retirement With Matching
Child Care Reimbursement
Dental care reimbursement
vision insurance
Zero-premium health insurance
Gym
reimbursement
Pampering care packages
Paid sick
Time
Paid Family
Leave
100% Guaranteed Weekly payment
Caregiver Support program
Direct
Deposit
Caregiver Wellness program
“Mom is getting stronger, and it feels so good”

We brought in a couple of aides for my mother, but I could tell she wasn’t happy. Now I get to care for Mom daily — and she’s smiling and laughing. I feel really good, knowing she’s getting stronger each day.

Richard Branker
“Her face lit up”

I was in between jobs, looking for a new one. I thought: ‘What’s going to happen to my mom while I️’m at work all day? When I told her I’d be caring for her everyday, her face lit up. It was a thrilling moment for me.

Nancy Reyes

No training required.

If you are...

Over 18

Capable of providing care for another

Legally allowed to work in the US

You can be a paid caregiver!

No other agency serves more Missourians

And no other agency has earned more 5 star ratings.

4.8/5 based on 2500+ reviews
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“I'm gonna make 90”

I didn’t want an aide; I don’t get along well with strangers. My daughter knows me and loves me; she looks right past my attitude. With her as my aide, I think I’m gonna hit 90. You watch. I’m gonna be the first one in my family to make 90.

Roberta Salley
Brooklyn, NY
“A blessing”

I have multiple sclerosis. After my second hospitalization, I realized I needed help. To have my best friend be here for me is a blessing. My caseworker, Ashley, is very helpful — I feel comfortable calling anytime. And having someone I trust work for me keeps my mind at ease.

Dorothy Zuniga
Brooklyn, NY

Real people, real stories

See how FreedomCare has helped change lives like yours.

How it works

Getting paid to care for a loved one shouldn’t be complicated.

STEp 1

Get assessed

A nurse will visit you at home to determine if you’re eligible for the CDS program. You'll find out how many weekly hours of care you can get.

STEp 2

Choose a caregiver

You choose a caregiver: your daughter, son, relative, or friend. We come to your home to enroll you in the program.

STEp 3

You get care — they get paid

You get ongoing care from a person who loves you. They get peace of mind — because they’re getting paid for the care they give.

“Not a stranger”

I like that I have someone I know helping me — not a stranger, who would have to get to know my likes and dislikes. The staff is courteous and friendly, and they always answer my questions.

Evette Chico
“A blessing”

I have multiple sclerosis. After my second hospitalization, I realized I needed help. To have my best friend be here for me is a blessing. My caseworker, Ashley, is very helpful — I feel comfortable calling anytime. And having someone I trust work for me keeps my mind at ease.

Dorothy Zuniga
Why we're different

Why work with FreedomCare?

Thousands of 5 Star Ratings

No other CDPAP agency serves more New Yorkers than FreedomCare — and no other agency has earned more 5 star ratings.

97% Satisfaction

97% of our customers report being “happy” or “very happy” with our service.

132 Team Members

Our customers say our team members are “helpful” “professional” and “just so nice!” We hire carefully and selectively, so you’re guaranteed representatives who are friendly AND competent.

11 Seconds

Our average call wait time: 11 seconds. That means you’re guaranteed a kind, helpful, US-based HUMAN within seconds of dialing.