Typically, enrollment in a Medicaid Managed Care plan is required. However, the upside is the range of plan options available, each with distinct advantages. Explore various Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) plans to find the one that best fits your needs.
The amount of home care approved for each consumer varies significantly. Your Medicaid Managed Care plan will determine the allocated number of hours.
Within the CDPAP program, nearly anyone legally authorized to work can become a caregiver, including many relatives and friends. Specific nuances exist regarding living arrangements with the caregiver and employing family members, so please continue reading for detailed information on those circumstances.
The CDPAP program provides the comfort of choosing a family member as your paid caregiver, reducing the stress often associated with care from unfamiliar agency staff.
Most family configurations are accommodated within CDPAP. Parents can employ children, siblings can care for one another, but spouses cannot hire each other. The age of the child and the required care may affect whether parents can act as paid caregivers.
No certification or licensing is necessary for caregivers in CDPAP. Training is provided by you, the consumer, or your designated representative.
CDPAP is a Medicaid-based initiative and does not fall under Medicare coverage. However, individuals with both Medicare and Medicaid may qualify, and our Medicaid specialists are available to assist with Medicaid applications if needed.
Opting for CDPAP home care offers several advantages over traditional models, such as the opportunity for close relatives to be compensated caregivers, no formal certification requirements, and flexibility in care management.