In-Home Services Cost Assistance

The APDA provides a cost sharing service to qualifying people with Parkinson’s or their caregivers.  Services included in this program are an emergency response system, independent living services, respite care or adult day care.  Clients may only qualify for one program.

Emergency Response System

Emergency response systems, such as Lifeline, are easy to use personal response services that ensure that older adults living alone get quick assistance whenever it is needed, 24 hours a day.  Emergency monitoring provides safety, security and peace of mind by eliminating the anxiety of having a fall or medical emergency without anyone knowing.  When you need help, just press your waterproof pendant or wristband and within seconds a certified monitor will respond and summon the appropriate help.

To qualify for Emergency Response:
1.  The client must have a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis confirmed by a doctor
2.  The client must live alone
3.  The client must not be on Medicaid or receiving subsidized services from any other agency

Cost Share for Emergency Response:
The APDA will pay for installation and the monthly monitoring fee for those with income less than $80,000 per year.

Independent Living Services

In-home services can provide support to a Parkinson’s patient who lives alone and may be at risk for placement in a facility.  This program helps patients maintain their independence and dignity.  In-home services are non-medical and can include assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, grooming), ambulation assistance, meal preparation, meal assistance, safety supervision, light housekeeping and companionship.  The APDA will connect you with a preferred provider and will handle billing for its cost share.

To qualify for Independent Living Services
1.  The client must have a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis confirmed by a doctor
2.  The client must live alone
3.  The client must not be on Medicaid or receiving subsidized services from any other agency
4.  The client must live in one of our covered geographic counties: St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Warren, Franklin, Lincoln, Washington, St. Clair, Madison, Bond, Macoupin, Monroe, Clinton

Cost Share for Independent Living Services:
In-home services range from $16-20 per hour for one 4 hour shift per week.  The APDA will pay the below amounts for one 4 hour shift per week.  Clients will pay the balance and may choose to have additional shifts added at their own cost.
1. Yearly Income $0-35,000 / full cost
2. Yearly Income $35,000-50,000 / $10 per hour
3. Yearly Income $50,000-65,000 / $9 per hour
4. Yearly Income $65,000-80,000 / $8 per hour

Respite Care

Respite Care provides the caregiver some “time out” to relax and take care of his or her personal needs, and at the same time offers quality care for the person with Parkinson’s Disease.  In-home services are non-medical and can include assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, grooming), ambulation assistance, meal preparation, meal assistance, safety supervision, light housekeeping and companionship.  The APDA will connect you with a preferred provider and will handle billing for its cost share.

To Qualify for Respite Care:
1. The client must have a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis confirmed by a doctor
2. The person with Parkinson’s Disease and the caregiver must live together full-time  in order to receive respite care services. This program is not intended to provide care for the patient when the caregiver is employed, but rather is meant to provide some relief to the full-time caregiver.
3.  The client must not be on Medicaid or receiving subsidized services from any other agency.
4.  The client must live in one of our covered geographic counties: St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Warren, Franklin, Lincoln, Washington, St. Clair, Madison, Bond, Macoupin, Monroe, Clinton

Cost Share for Respite Care:
In-home services range from $16-20 per hour for one 4 hour shift per week.  The APDA will pay the below amounts for one 4 hour shift per week.  Clients will pay the balance and may choose to have additional shifts added at their own cost.
1. Yearly Income $0-35,000 / full cost
2. Yearly Income $35,000-50,000 / $10 per hour
3. Yearly Income $50,000-65,000 / $9 per hour
4. Yearly Income $65,000-80,000 / $8 per hour

Adult Day Care

Another option to provide respite for the caregiver and socialization for the patient is adult day care. They typically provide health services, therapeutic services, and social activities. Many agencies also provide a meal throughout the day. Transportation to and from the adult day center may be provided through some agencies. Services range from $50-$90 per day. If you qualify, the St. Louis APDA will subsidize the cost of care in an adult day care program for up to 8 hours per week at a shared cost of $3.00-$5.00 per hour.

To qualify for Adult Day Care:
1.  The client must have a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis confirmed by a doctor
2.  The client must not be on Medicaid or receiving subsidized services from any other agency

Cost Share for Adult Day Care:
Adult Day Care Services range from $50-90 per day.  The APDA will pay for the cost of up to 8 hours per week at the rates below.  Clients will pay the balance and may choose to pay for additional hours at their own cost.
1. Yearly Income $0-35,000 / $7 per hour
2. Yearly Income $35,000-50,000 / $6 per hour
3. Yearly Income $50,000-65,000 / $5 per hour
4. Yearly Income $65,000-80,000 / $4 per hour

To Apply

To apply, please contact the APDA at 314-362-3299 to have an application packet sent to you.