When it comes to in-home services for those who face challenges fully caring for themselves, there are a number of questions that arise and a variety of decisions to be made. Typically, the decision is between two popular options, traditional home health aide services or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). Many individuals elect for home health aide services, however not every family is comfortable with letting an outside entity, such as a home health care agency, or a home health aide, determine the quality of care that is right for their loved one.
The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) eases this stress by allowing the consumer or their guardian/caretaker to carry out the selection and direction of services just as a home health care agency would. In this infographic, we’ll look into what qualifies an individual for CDPAP. We’ll also give you the rundown on how to apply for CDPAP and how the amount of services covered by Medicaid is ultimately determined.