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Department of Health & Senior Services

The Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS), Division of Senor & Disability Services is the entity which handles the Home & Community Based Services program in Missouri.

MoHealthNet Division

The purpose of the MoHealthNet Division is to purchase and monitor health care services for low income and vulnerable citizens of the State of Missouri.  The agency assures quality health care through development of service delivery systems, standards setting and enforcement, and education of providers and participants.  The Division is fiscally accountable for maximum and appropriate utilization of resources.

Family Care Safety Registry

Missouri's Family Care Safety Registry was established by law to protect children, elderly, and the physically or mentally disabled in this state and to promote family and community safety by providing background information on potential caregivers. Families and employers can call the registry's toll-free line to request background information on registered child care, elder care, and personal caregiver workers or to request licensure status information on licensed child care and elder care providers. This service is intended to provide information to help families and employers make informed decisions when hiring employees to work with children, elderly, and the physically or mentally disabled.

In-Home Regulations

The in-home regulations serve as the governing documents for the in-home services program.  All in-home providers should be familiar with language included within the regulations.

Missouri State Government

Website for all information relating to Missouri state government, including the three branches of state government (executive, legislative, judiciary).

Ready in 3 Program

Ready in 3 focuses on three steps you can take to prepare for many kinds of emergencies.  Step One:  Create a Plan; Step 2:  Prepare a Kit and Step 3:  Listen for Information.

Show Me Falls Free Missouri

Slips and falls now rank as the leading cause of injury deaths among people 65 and older.

And Missouri’s rate of injury by falling is 31 percent higher than the national average.

The good news is that falls are preventable. Missouri has a plan to reduce falls and fall-related injuries among older adults, and a voluntary group of more than 50 organizations has joined to spread the word.

For more information about steps you can take to reduce fall-related injuries and ways to get involved, click on the below links or visit

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