Medicaid CAS Program in Texas: What You Need to Know

What is Medicaid CAS (Community Attendant Service) Program?

  • The Medicaid Community Attendant Services (CAS) program is a vital healthcare initiative designed to provide personal care services to Medicaid recipients. This program is specifically tailored to assist low-income individuals and families who require help with daily living activities due to age, disability, or chronic illness.
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Who is Eligible for CAS?

  • To qualify for the Community Attendant Services (CAS) program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Medicaid Eligibility:
    • The individual must be eligible for Medicaid, which generally means they fall within the low-income bracket as determined by state and federal guidelines.
  • Residency:
    • The applicant must be a resident of the state where they are applying for CAS services. For instance, in Texas, the individual must be a resident of Texas.
  • Need for Assistance:
    • The individual must require assistance with at least one activity of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, or mobility.
  • Age and Disability:
    • While the program primarily serves elderly individuals and those with disabilities, specific age requirements may vary by state. In general, adults with disabilities and seniors are the primary recipients.
  • Assessment:
    • A professional assessment must determine that the individual requires attendant services to perform daily living activities safely and effectively. This assessment is usually conducted by a healthcare professional or caseworker.
  • Functional Limitations:
    • The applicant must have a functional limitation that necessitates the need for personal care services. This could be due to a chronic illness, physical disability, or cognitive impairment.

Steps to Determine Eligibility:

  • Verify Medicaid Eligibility:
    • Confirm that you meet Medicaid income and resource limits. You can check this through your state’s Medicaid office or website.
  • Contact Medicaid Office:
    • Reach out to your state’s Medicaid office to inquire about CAS and initiate the application process.
  • Schedule an Assessment:
    • Arrange for a professional assessment to evaluate your need for attendant services.
  • Submit Required Documentation:
    • Provide necessary documentation, including proof of income, residency, and medical records if required.
  • Approval and Services:
    • Once approved, you will receive a personalized care plan and be matched with a caregiver to start receiving services.
  • Learn more about Medicaid CAS Eligibility

Benefits of the CAS Program

  • Personalized Care
    • Individualized assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Enhanced Independence
    • Helps recipients maintain independence by providing necessary support at home.
  • Cost-Effective
    • Covered by Medicaid, making it an affordable option for eligible individuals.
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  • Comprehensive Support
    • Includes services like meal preparation, medication reminders, and light housekeeping.
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  • Professional Caregivers
    • Services provided by trained and compassionate attendants.

How to Apply for CAS (Community Attendant Service) Program

  • Applying for the Community Attendant Services (CAS) program involves several steps to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and receive the appropriate level of care. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:
  • Verify Medicaid Eligibility
    • Ensure you are eligible for Medicaid by checking your income and resource limits as per state and federal guidelines.
    • Take the Medicaid Eligibility Test
    • Contact your state’s Medicaid office or visit their website for eligibility information.
  • Gather Necessary Documentation
    • Proof of income (pay stubs, tax returns, benefit statements)
    • Proof of residency (utility bills, lease agreements)
    • Identification documents (driver’s license, social security card)
    • Medical records or documentation of disability if applicable
  • Initiate the Process:
    • Reach out to the Texas Medicaid office to express your interest in the CAS program.
    • You can contact them via phone, online portal, or visit a local Medicaid office.
    • Call the INTAKE number: 713-692-1635
  • Schedule an Assessment
    • A healthcare professional or caseworker will conduct an in-home assessment to evaluate your need for attendant services.
    • This assessment will determine the level and type of care required.
  • Submit Application:
    • Fill out the CAS program application form provided by the Medicaid office.
    • PROVIDE the name of our agency CAREWORKS as your provider
    • Ensure all required documentation is attached.
    • Submit the application through the appropriate channel (mail, online, or in-person).
  • Processing Time:
    • The Medicaid office will review your application and assessment results.
    • This process may take several weeks, during which they might request additional information or clarification.
  • Personalized Plan:
    • If approved, a personalized care plan will be developed by CAREWORKS based on the assessment.
    • This plan outlines the specific services you will receive and the frequency of those services.
  • Service Initiation:
    • Once the care plan is finalized, you will be referred to CAREWORKS
    • Services will begin as per the schedule outlined in your care plan.
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Why Choose CareWorks as Your Long-Term Care Provider Under the CAS Program?

1. Expertise in the CAS Program

  • Specialized Knowledge:
    • At CareWorks, we have extensive experience with the Medicaid Community Attendant Services (CAS) program. We understand the specific requirements and processes involved, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience for our clients.
  • Comprehensive Support:
    • We guide you through the entire process, from eligibility verification to care plan development, ensuring you get the maximum benefits from the CAS program.

2. Personalized and Compassionate Care

  • Individualized Care Plans:
    • Our care plans are tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences, ensuring you receive the right level of support and care.
  • Compassionate Caregivers:
    • Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and empathetic care, treating each client with the utmost respect and dignity.

3. Flexible and Reliable Services

  • 24/7 Availability:
    • We offer flexible scheduling options and are available around the clock, including weekends and holidays, to provide the care you need when you need it.
  • Reliable Support:
    • Our caregivers are punctual, dependable, and committed to providing consistent, high-quality care.

4. Comprehensive Range of Services

  • Diverse Offerings:
    • We provide a wide range of services under the CAS program, including personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and companionship.
  • Integrated Care:
    • Our holistic approach ensures all your care needs are met, enhancing your overall well-being and quality of life.

5. Highly Trained and Experienced Caregivers

  • Professional Staff:
    • Our caregivers are highly trained, experienced, and continuously educated on the latest care techniques and best practices.
  • Background Checks:
    • All our staff undergo thorough background checks and screening to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

6. Transparent and Affordable Pricing

  • No Hidden Fees:
    • We believe in transparent pricing with no hidden fees or unexpected charges. Our services are designed to be affordable, providing excellent value for your money.
  • Medicaid Accepted:
    • We accept Medicaid, making our services accessible and affordable for eligible individuals.

7. Strong Community Presence

  • Local Expertise:
    • As a locally operated agency, we have a deep understanding of the community and its needs. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for our clients within our community.
  • Quick Response:
    • Being local allows us to respond quickly to your needs and provide timely support.

8. Positive Client Feedback

  • Satisfied Clients:
    • Our clients and their families consistently give us high ratings and positive feedback, reflecting our commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.
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  • Trusted Provider:
    • CareWorks is a trusted name in the home care industry, known for our reliability, compassion, and high standards of care.

Contact Us Today!

Choose CareWorks as your long-term care provider under the CAS program and experience the difference that personalized, compassionate, and professional care can make. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you live comfortably and independently at home.

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