Frequently Asked Questions
Advantage Home Care shares some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about home care services, consumer directed services (CDS), and employment opportunities. Because state laws are different please click on the STATE buttons below to read more localized questions.
We are currently developing resources at the local location level, if you go to the locations page and there is a town button you will see even more FAQs.
What are home care services?
Home care services provide professional support services that allow a person to live safely in their home. Professional caregivers provide short-term or long-term care in the home, based on a person’s needs. In-home care services can help:
- someone who is aging and needs daily assistance to live independently
- someone who is managing chronic health issues
- someone who has special needs or a disability.
See all of our home care services – please note that some states offer different services.
What is BYOC?
BYOC stands for Advantage Home Care’s Bring Your Own Caregiver program. It is nationally referred to as Consumer Directed Services (CDS) or Consumer Directed Care(CDC). BYOC allows you to have someone you already know get paid to support you. Not all states allow Consumer Directed Services.
- Missouri residents may be eligible for BYOC
What is Consumer Directed Services (CDS)?
Consumer Directed Services (CDS) is a program that is available in certain states that allows you have someone you already know, love, and trust get paid to support you.
- Missouri residents may be eligible for CDS