When considering CDPAP, it is essential to do your research and decide which form of home care would be ideal for your family. Many seniors are uncomfortable with the thought of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or an unknown home care aide entering their living space.
With a family member or friend serving as the in-home aide, CDPAP can help alleviate all of those concerns.
Furthermore, the caretaker receives income for their services. Understandably, it can be difficult for someone to take time away from their work or family to provide care to a senior. The CDPAP program treats their efforts as a job and is paid well for their time.
While these are tremendous benefits, other factors must be considered. CDPAP does not require the caregiver to be a licensed professional. This may make it easier to find a caregiver who can participate. Still, if a trained provider is required, you may need to look outside your closest friends and family.
Additionally, the onboarding process can be cumbersome, requiring paperwork, interviews, etc. Fortunately, Special Touch Home Care is ready to step in and handle most of that burden for you.