CDPAP or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program-What You Need to Know about It
You are not alone in the “what about?” with the whole idea of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program for there are indeed a number who still do not quite understand the whole concept and idea. A lot of us wonder if at all they are affected by the operations of the CDPAP. Precisely, we can say that the CDPAP is a program that will allow the self-directed consumers to or those whom they work with have a control over the choice of the personal assistants of their own choosing. The essence of this is that you will be able to do the following with those you want to be your personal assistants as a result of the CDPAP.
These are such as the following needs with your management-research and recruit, interview and hire, manage, schedule, and supervise them, and finally oversee operations and dismiss as needed. Being such a self directed consumer, you will be able to look into your needs for the PA’s, set the goals to be met by the personnel to be chosen for the role, and control their services to ensure that they actually satisfy the set standards.
The next concern for many newbies to the whole concept is that over who qualifies for the CDPAP. You may be amazed at the figures when you learn about those who technically qualify for the program more so considering the being that it is by nature a personal assistant. In order to be eligible for the program a consumer has to satisfy the following raft of considerations. The top factor you need to mind and factor as you go about this is that you need to be one, as a consumer, able to make wise or thought-out decisions or have an advocate to make informed decisions. The other factor you need to look into for eligibility is that of eligibility for Medicaid. You as well need to ensure that you have eligibility for Long Term Home Care, AIDS Home Care, or Personal Care before you get to qualify for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. Those who are as well certified under the home health agency services as well are eligible for the application for personal assistants through the Consumer Directed Personal Assistants Program.
We also ask ourselves always what are the points of difference that actually exist between the CDPAP and the Standard Home Care Services. 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. However, CDPAP differs from the other kind in the sense that it allows you as the consumer the power to choose who will be offering you care and not one assigned to you by a care giver service.