Consumer Directed Personal Assistance or CDPAP is a caregiving program that is adapted by Medicaid to pay a family member or that close to the family, except the spouse to take care of their own adult sibling, parent, or any adult family member that needs home care.
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.
If the consumer is a verified Medicaid member and is proven to have the need for home care service then he or she can qualify for the
Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program with no additional cost as the payments and benefits for the personal assistant is taken cared of 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.
The hours rendered by the personal assistant is determined by the patient’s insurance company and at the same time what they can do is not limited as according to the demand of the consumer they can perform as much as required even with oxygen assistance or injection.
These are the general and basic information about Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, and if you are a Medicaid consumer you may want to consider its benefits and the good effect it can have on you too, or if you are someone that wants to render this kind of service no matter if the pay is good or not for the benefit of the person you just care for you may want to consider it too.