CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program) is a program Medicaid which enables the people that have registered to manage their own health care independently. The program was developed with the aim to help people living with chronic disease and those that have chronic diseases so that they can have help from nurses or caregivers.
The following are the features of CDPAP. A person receiving the services of CDPAP is referred to as a consumer because he or she is the one that is responsible for determining and implementing the care for his or herself.
The consumer is the one who determines what and how the care services will be admixture. The consumer is the one that is responsible for hiring the person that will be responsible for taking his or her care.
The consumer is the only one who has the mandate to fire the caregiver for any reason or any time that the consumer may feel like. It is important to know that under the CDPAP the consumer is the one that is responsible for anything that might happen including all the emergency cases that may arise.
A registered consumer can look for any person to be a caregiver even if it is a relative as long as the consumer have the trust in the person. Unlike many other care providers and home care providers who are well trained , under the CDPAP the caregivers are not required to be trained or have any certification of caregivers as they can be trained by the consumer himself if they need to.
Under CDPAP the consumer has the freedom to choose any caregiver of his or her choice either a friend, a family member, a close friend any person that they can trust or feel free to have their services. The only person that cannot be a caregiver to a consumer is a legally responsible adult, this is to mean parent and spouse are the exception when it comes to this rule.
It is important to understand that a consumer has a choice to get a caregiver through the licenses caregiver agency where the caregiver will be responsible to do all the jobs to meet the needs of the consumer.
In an event the consumer is unable to take the responsibility regarding their own care they can arrange to have a designated representative who has the ability to administer the care to the recipient. You should know that it is mandatory that the designated representative gets accepted by the social services.