Learning More about the CDPAP System
CDPAP in full is Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program and it is recognized as a statewide Medicaid program which offers a different option when it comes in receiving home care services. In CDPAP is where the consumer is given more control over who is to provide the care and the way they should be able provided it.
If you have a loved one at home who needs to be looked after every time and you cannot be able to do that while still working to make a living for the both of you then CDPAP is the right thing for you. CDPAP gives you power to choose whoever you want and be the one to train them on what you want them to do at a reasonable fee and make sure that they can be trusted by you. The individual you decide to choose can come from one of your family members, relatives or even friends and it all solely lies on how you feel about them.
Meal preparation, medication management, bathing and dressing are some of the various things you will train your assistant to do. This actually better than having to employ a home care agency or vendor which will control selection, scheduling and training of the aides provided and get to pay a bigger fee. Doing all this personally gives you an assurance that everything will go down the way they are supposed to and you will be conscious enough for you own sake as the consumer.
A home care agency, AIDS home care program, a long term program that deals in home care or personal care are what that certify a particular individual to be able to do such work. Apart from that they should have a medical condition that is sound and be self-directing but, if not self-directing they should have a designated representative.
In CDPAP the aides are also allowed to perform skill care or if they are not capable then a nurse is to be summoned to do such tasks. Suctioning tracheostomies, medication – maybe the consumer is not able to self-administer, oxygen administration and insulin injections are some of the tasks that need a bit of skill to perform.
In addition aides are not like actual employees that come from a particular home care agency, they are more like independent contractors who are paid in wages and are beneficiaries through fiscal intermediary. We also have peer mentoring programs created for the betterment of the aides and designees to educate them on how best they can be able to perform their work.
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