CDPAP or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program-What You Need to Know about It
You are probably asking yourself the question many have asked themselves the first time they heard about the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, otherwise commonly referred to as the CDPAP. You are wondering if and how it affects you in particular. If you are a self-directed consumer or have people working for you, you will be enabled to have a control over the personal assistants you choose to work with as an enabled service via the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. What this means as for the persons you want to be personal assistants is that you can do the following with them.
The following are the examples of the functions you can achieve through the CDPAP; recruitment where you will be able to research and recruit the skills that you need, interview and hire, manage, plan, and supervise and direct and dismiss as it may be called for. As a self directed consumer, the CDPAP will basically allow you to have a rather total control of the personnel you are going to deal with in your operations right from the inceptive stages to the point when you now will be having them doing their jobs to assure you that they are actually performing up to standards and satisfactory levels.
The other question that may be causing you to scratch hair is that of who qualifies for the program. The fact is that you may be surprised to learn the number of people who qualify for the program more so considering the fact that it is a personal assistant. In order to be eligible for the program a consumer has to satisfy the following raft of considerations. The number one need to fulfill is that you as the consumer should be able to make informed decisions or have a person to stand their place to make such informed decisions on their behalf. Eligibility and qualification for Medicaid is yet another factor that you will need to look at for the determination of your qualification. The consumer should as well be eligible for Long Term Home Care or Personal Care Services or AIDS Home Care before satisfying qualifications for CDPAP. Certification from the home health agency services is as well sufficient to settle you for eligibility for the CDPAP and apply for a personal assistants.
The other question which we as well get to ask ourselves is how this program is different from the Standard Home Care service. The two have lots in similarities looking at the type and nature f the services that they offer you loved ones in terms of care services. Nonetheless, the CDPAP is marked in difference from the other in the sense that it will get you as the consumer the control over choice of who will be offering you care services and not one whom you are assigned without your input.