Learning More about the CDPAP System

CDPAP is defined as a statewide Medicaid program that provides another option when it comes to matters concerning home care service and it stands for Consumer Directed Personal Program. In CDPAP is where the consumer is given more control over who is to provide the care and the way they should be able provided it.

If you have a loved one at home who needs to be looked after every time and you cannot be able to do that while still working to make a living for the both of you then CDPAP is the right thing for you. With this program you will be able to choose an individual that you know well and trust and get to teach them on what you will be expecting them to do for your loved ones at an agreed reasonable fee. This individual can be your family member, relative or friend because it all depends on what works for you.

As the consumer you will train your assistant to do various of things for you like bathing, dressing, meal preparation and medication management. As a matter of fact, this way is much better compared to employing a vendor or a home care agency that will control, selection, scheduling and training of aides that will be provided and eventually pay more than you had hoped for. Doing all this personally gives you an assurance that everything will go down the way they are supposed to and you will be conscious enough for you own sake as the consumer.

Aides are supposed to have the qualifications to be allowed to do such work by being certified by a home care agency, a long term program that involves home care, AIDS home care program or personal care. Other than that, the aides should have a sound medical condition and should be able to work without supervision, if they cannot work without supervision then they should have a designated representative.

Another merit about CDPAP is that the aides can perform care that is considered to require specific skills or if not they can only be executed by nurses. The kind of tasks that need such skills are like medication – possibly the consumer is able to self-administer, suctioning tracheostomies and insulin injections.

Another thing is that the aides are not actually employees of any kind of home care agency, they are more of independent contractors that are paid in wages and benefit by fiscal intermediary. There is a peer mentoring program that encourages and helps individuals in the CDPAP and designees in becoming better at their work.
The Essential Laws of Services Explained
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