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CDPAP stands for the Medicaid’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. It provides disabled and chronically ill individuals, who require long-term home care, chose and direct the caregivers themselves. The Program states that the “Consumer” of the home care or nursing services or their “Designated Representative” is able to hire their own personal assistants and manage the program. Designated representatives can’t serve as personal assistants at the same time.
Individuals that require assistance with their daily living activities, have chronical illnesses, stable medical conditions or need skilled care may enroll in CDPAP if they’re self-directing or have a designated representative. That representative should be willing and capable of directing the care as the Program demands. Due to the fact that CDPAP is sponsored by Medicaid, the program is available only to people, who are/may be covered by Medicaid.
Open Door Home Care is licensed to provide home care services within the Program in all 5 New York boroughs and Nassau County. Thus, we can guide you through the enrollment process. You may call us and our CDPAP specialists will explain the details, answer your questions and help you start enrolling in the Program. Our contact number is 313-264-9699. You may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the referral form. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Personal assistants aren’t obliged to obtain a special license to provide services under the Program. However, they should be legally allowed to work to be able to serve as caregivers.
Who can become a personal assistant? Can I hire a relative or a family member as a PA?
Most people, including certified nurses, professional caregivers, individual’s children, friends and relatives may work as caregivers and get paid for their services under CDPAP. However, according to the recent legislation changes, people that legally have the same address as the consumer can not be hired as their personal assistants. The same applies to spouses.
According to the regulations, personal assistants are able to provide custodial and skilled services to consumers. They may even perform a number of services a home health aide can not provide, including wound care, giving insulin injections, etc.
It may seem that name of the Program presumes that the consumers or their designated representatives direct the care on their own. But, Open Door Home Care is the New York State certified Fiscal Intermediary for CDPAP. Meaning, we are certified to process the payroll for CDPAP personal assistants. We may also help our clients enroll in the Program. Feel free to contact us to get the assistance and the care you need.