CDPAP stands for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, which lets you choose and manage your home care workers, even if they are friends or family members.
CDPAS refers to the services within the CDPAP initiative and essentially represents the same program offerings.
To qualify for CDPAP, you need to be a Medicaid recipient, require home care services, and be capable of self-directing your care or appointing a responsible individual to manage it. While other factors may impact eligibility, meeting these criteria is your starting point. Reach out to us for a personalized eligibility consultation.
Typically, enrollment in a Medicaid Managed Care plan is necessary. Fortunately, there are various plan options with distinct advantages. Explore the Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) plans to find the one that suits your needs best.
The CDPAP application process involves several key steps, including nursing assessments, completion of consumer-specific forms, and the selection of your preferred caregiver. Don’t worry if it seems overwhelming; we are here to simplify each step and assist you throughout the enrollment process.
The amount of home care approved for each consumer can vary significantly, and your Medicaid Managed Care plan will determine the allocated hours.
Within the CDPAP program, virtually anyone legally authorized to work can become a caregiver, including many relatives and friends. There are specific details to consider regarding living arrangements with the caregiver and employing family members, so read on for more information.
CDPAP offers the comfort of choosing a family member as your paid caregiver, which can alleviate the stress of receiving care from unfamiliar agency staff.
Most family configurations are accommodated within CDPAP. Parents can employ children, siblings can care for each other, but spouses cannot hire each other. The age of the child and the care required may affect whether parents can act as paid caregivers.
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 here to assist with Medicaid applications if needed.
Choosing CDPAP home care offers several benefits over traditional models, including the opportunity for close relatives to be compensated caregivers, the absence of formal certification requirements, and flexibility in care management.