Consumer Directed Personal Assistance or most commonly known as CDPAP is a program of Medicaid that will allow a consumer to have a service for home care where they can have a choice of a family member or a close person to give the care for them and be paid for it.
This option will allow the member to choose their assistant with whom they knew for years and where they are confident to rely their support and aid in their needs, and with the thought that such aid that cares for them, all the same, are receiving a respective pay for their service.
Anyone can qualify for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program as long as the consumer is a verified member of Medicaid and is proven to have the need for home care services, and with it there is no additional cost for availing the program as all the salary and benefits of the personal assistant is being paid for by a fiscal intermediary.
To be a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance personal assistant to the consumer one must not be the consumer’s spouse, not the consumer’s designated representative, and not the parent of a disabled child under 21 years old.
In the event that the candidate for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance personal assistant be an immigrant, he or she has to ensure that the legal status in their documents are up to date and all the same for all applicants, they have to submit for full exam by a doctor with TB test and proof of Measles/Rubella immunity before being endorsed.
The selected personal assistant will receive the necessary training on site that is in line with the provision of the healthcare of the consumer to make sure that the right and most efficient healthcare is provided here and facilitated according to the needs of the consumer.
Basing on the patients or consumers insurance company the number of hours that the personal assistant renders is dependent on it, and unlike nurse aids, their service is not limited and they are able to perform medical assistance like oxygen and injections according to too with what the consumer need.
All of these are the basic and general detailed information about Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, and if you are a Medicaid consumer you may want to look into this option, and if you are someone close to the consumer and wisher to render such service under the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program, then you can inquire of the details, the important there is that you are comfortable and willing to do the service.