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How to Choose the Right CDPAP Agency For You & Your Loved One

How to Choose the Right CDPAP Agency For You & Your Loved One

When the time is right to have a home health aide, many people are relieved to learn that they may be able to have their loved ones provide their needed services—and be paid for their time. That’s right, in New York an innovative Medicaid program called “CDPAP” or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) offers recipients an alternative way to receive their home care services—in effect allowing them to “hire” family members, neighbors, or friends to assist them with caregiving tasks. These providers are then paid for their services. The situation is a win-win for you, the patient, because…

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The Importance of Communication in the CDPAP Program

If you’re choosing to sign up for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), either as someone who requires home care or as a personal assistant to a friend or family member, as you research agencies to partner with, ask about the communication procedures they have in place. Listen carefully to how they deal with you as a consumer. This is a program that is very human, and it requires a team of strong, skilled communicators at its heart. The CDPAP program offers a way for close friends and family members to be able to take care of their loved…

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What you should know about the Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

Arranging reliable home care for a loved one can be a daunting task. Not only do you want to find the best possible care, you also need to navigate a complex set of rules and regulations from insurance companies, medical providers, and government agencies. One option—the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)—offered by the state of New York enables patients to choose a friend or family member as their caregiver and use Medicaid funding to pay for their help. This is an alternative to traditional home health aide or home attendant service, and the patient or a family member (also…

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How to Become a CDPAP Paid Caregiver

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a wonderful initiative in New York that allows patients to choose their own caregivers. They are able to hire friends or family members to help as caregivers, or “Personal Assistants”, and assist with the daily needs of their home care. In this way, family friends and loved ones—who would likely provide care regardless of the situation—gain the benefit of being paid for the valuable care that they’re providing, and the patient is able to work with someone they feel comfortable with in their own home. If you are interested in taking part…

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