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Community Attendant Services

Community Attendant Services (CAS) is a non-technical, non-skilled service providing in-home attendant services to people who need help with personal care tasks. CAS is available to eligible adults and children whose health problems cause them to be functionally limited in performing activities of daily living.

The Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option is available for this service.

What services are provided?

  • Escort: Accompanying a person to a medical appointment. This service does not include direct transportation by an attendant.
  • Home management: Help with housekeeping activities to support the person's health and safety, including cleaning, laundry, shopping and other household tasks.
  • Personal care: Help with activities related to physical health, including bathing, dressing, grooming, routine hair and skin care, preparing meals, feeding, exercising, helping with self-administered medication, toileting, and transferring/ambulating.

Who can get services?

  • You can be of any age.
  • You must be functionally limited in performing at least one personal care task, based on your medical condition.
  • You must have a practitioner's statement of medical need.
  • You must have an unmet need for home management and personal care.
  • Your income and resources may not exceed specified limits.
  • You must not be Medicaid eligible.

How do I apply for services?

Contact your local Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services office.

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Updated: August 27, 2014