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Personal Care Services in Missouri

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Personal Care Services in Missouri

Elara Caring provides in-home assistance for qualified individuals with a focus on help with activities of daily living, home safety and personal care.

Answer a few questions to see how Elara Caring may be able to help with your daily needs.

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Does your condition limit your ability to care for yourself in your home?*

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Do you or a loved one need help with any of these activities?*

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Do you or a loved one need support with any of these activities?*

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may benefit from personal care services. Elara Caring may be able to help determine your eligibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Elara Caring intake at 833.463.5272.

  • Applying online at (This application is for pregnant women and newborns, kids under age 19, uninsured women, and families with certain income guidelines.)
  • Calling the FSD Contact Center at 855.373.9994 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.
  • Printing out an application for mailing at
  • Applying at any Missouri Family Support Division office. Locations listed at

Home and Community Based Services are available for adults ages 18 years of age and over who have Missouri Medicaid (MO Healthnet) or are potentially Medicaid eligible and in need of assistance in the home.

In order to be eligible for long-term care Medicaid, level of functioning, assets, and income of the individual are all taken into account. As of 2019, senior applicants are allowed up to $3,000 in liquid assets, which refers to cash assets or assets that can easily be converted to cash.

Home and Community Based Services are provided through the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Services available in the community include:

  • Personal care including bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Housekeeping, meal preparation and shopping
  • Nursing services such as medication set-ups, blood draws or diabetic nail care
  • Respite services to relieve a family member or caregiver
  • Meals provided by the Area Agencies on Aging
  • Adult day care programs

The Division of Senior and Disability Services (DSDS) is responsible for the eligibility determination for and authorization of Home and Community Based Services. Referrals for Home and Community Based Services can be called in by phone at 866.835.3505 or by calling Elara Caring at 833.463.5272.

If you don’t qualify for Medicaid, please contact Elara Caring at 833.463.5272 to discuss other possible funding sources. We have several funding sources and would be happy to discuss how you may qualify.

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