What Is CDPAP?
CDPAP stands for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. It’s a Medicaid program run through New York State that allows home care consumers to recruit, hire, and direct their own home care aides. One of the biggest reasons this program is so popular is that it allows consumers who need help at home to hire family and friends as home caregivers. This allows you’re elderly loved one to work with familiar faces day in and day out instead of having to welcome a stranger into their home. An important rule to note is that spouses cannot be hired as caregivers.
What Makes Someone Eligible to Apply for CDPAP?
There are a few requirements consumers must meet if they want to be eligible for a CDPAP application. The first is that they must require some level of assistance with daily living or care. In addition, they must also be in stable medical condition. This means that if someone is chronically ill or struggling with a medical disorder, CDPAP isn’t the right program to look into. An eligible CDPAP applicant will be self-directing or will have appointed a designated representative who can direct care for them.
What Are the Advantages of CDPAP?
CDPAP is a little bit different than traditional home care, and it comes with certain advantages. One of the most significant benefits is that close relatives can get paid to care for elderly loved ones. Another is that personal assistants hired through CDPAP aren’t required to have any special certification to provide care. The takeaway from these benefits is that elderly consumers can live their lives more comfortably and in the care of people they know and trust with their health.
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