Caring for a child with special healthcare needs can place tremendous stress on a family. We want you to know that you are never alone. We are here to offer you peace of mind through pediatric care that relies on education, care and support. Whether at school or at home, you can feel confident that your child is being treated as if they were our own.
Care At A Glance: The Basics
Personal Care, Advanced Personal Care, Private Duty Nursing, Support at School, Behavioral Support, and Nurse Visits.
Missouri Medicaid or Medicaid HMO (Missouri residents only, authorization required), KanCare (Kansas residents only, authorization required), Private Insurance, Self-Pay, Grant or Waiver Funding.
Birth - 21 Years of Age (After 21, Integrity assists families in transitioning to alternative programs for seamless service).
Length of Care
Care may be short or long term, as determined by medical necessity.
To participate in a program funded by Medicaid or Private Insurance, individuals must meet 'level of care' criteria. Each program has unique qualifications. Integrity can assist you in finding the right services for your family.
Requires physician order or state approval?
A physician's order is required. Services must also be approved by by your health plan (Medicaid, Medicaid HMO or Private Insurance).
Care Team: Who’s Here To Help?
Questions You Should Ask
Is your agency licensed by the state?
Not every state requires agencies providing home care to maintain any type of licensure. A benefit of using a licensed agency is that they are subject to increased oversight, audits and regulation. Integrity Home Care + Hospice is licensed and certified as a provider by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), as well as the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
Are your employees screened and backgrounds checked?
Providers that contract with state Medicaid programs and private insurance companies are required to run a background screening on all workers. If you pay privately to employ someone through an agency, make sure they are properly screening the individuals that work for them.
At Integrity, all employees must go through a thorough background screening that includes state criminal record search, sex offender registry search, abuse and neglect registry search, Office of the Inspector General excluded individuals list, Employee Disqualification List, National background check, and license or certification registry review.
Do you have references?
A great way to research an agency is to ask for references from professional resources in the community the agency provides services. Same goes for the caregivers, nurses and therapists that are working with you and your family. Employee reference verifications are a great way to verify work history and performance.
Integrity has numerous partnerships and works with many other healthcare providers on a regular basis. We'd be happy to connect you for as reference. Our employees are required to provide a minimum of two professional references before joining our team.
What kind of training does your agency provide?
Many funding sources, including Medicaid and private insurance, require specific training before caregivers and nurses can provide care. Ask potential providers if they stop there, or if they have additional and ongoing training and support for their staff.
Integrity Nurses and Caregivers are required to attend initial and ongoing training that meets or exceeds state guidelines. Skills are evaluated before any direct care is provided. Ongoing training and support is also provided as needs arise.