Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program ("CDPAP") - this program allows those eligible for medicaid to select, train and direct their own caregivers. The wonderful part about the program is that it allows the individual to hire family members and friends, thus eliminating potential stress from strangers at home as well as language barrier issues. This greatly benefits both parties. Your caregiver gets paid and you get the care and comfort you deserve, without having a stranger in your home.
CDPAP allows close relatives/friends become caregivers and get paid. Caregivers are not required to have certification or licensing and can administer skilled services needed. You may switch your caregiver at any time if you are not completely satisfied with the care he/she is providing. You get to decide who cares for you and the hours that suits your habits.
CDPAP allows you to create a schedule that best suits your needs and lifestyle. You can allocate weekly hours on a flexible day-to-day basis, rather than following a daily schedule of hours set by a third party agency. The program ultimately provides consumers with controls that many take for granted.
Consumers must require assistance with activities of daily living or skilled care, have a stable medical condition, and be self directing or have a designated representative that is willing and able to direct care as per the program’s requirements.
Family members, friends and other individuals are eligible to provide care. However, spouses may not serve as a personal assistant under CDPAP.
The process of enrolling in CDPAP can be confusing. The good news is that there is help. Give us a call and a CDPAP specialist will guide you through every step of the enrollment process.