Welcome to Direct Personal Care Inc, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program (CDPAP).The CDPAP is a Medicaid funded home care program in New York State. The program allows people with disabilities and/or personal care needs to have more control over their personal assistance services.Direct Personal Care, Inc “CDPAP”, enables individuals who are indipendent and non -independent to, self -directing home care service consumers to directly affect their quality and continuity of home care services.The self-directed consumer is responsible for the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and terminating Personal Assistance of their choice.
CDPAP is a New York State Medicaid program that allows consumers to recruit, hire, and direct their own home care workers. One of the highlights of the program is that it allows consumers to hire family members and friends.
There are three important criteria that must be met to be eligible for CDPAP:1. You must have Medicaid.2. You must require home care.3. You must be self-directing, or you must have a representative that can direct your care.There are other factors that can potentially affect your CDPAP eligibility, but if you meet the above criteria, we recommend you give us a call to see if you can enroll.
Most consumers must be enrolled in some form of Medicaid Managed Care to enroll in CDPAP. The good news is, you may have a choice as to what type of plan you enroll in. If you will be enrolling in Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC), as many CDPAP consumers must, there are a few different types of MLTC plans to choose from, each offering the consumer their own unique set of benefits.
There are often several steps involved in the CDPAP Application process, and it is not just a matter of filling out a single application form (although, yes, there is a form titled CDPAP Application). We break down the process into three components:
CDPAP consumers can hire almost anyone that is legally allowed to work to be their caregiver, including most family members and friends. However, there are some exceptions. The following are answers to some commonly asked about family members:
It depends. The parent of an adult child age 21 or older can be that child’s caregiver. A parent of a child younger than 21 cannot be that child’s caregiver.
Great question. The short answer is, it depends. The government’s policy states as follows: “a consumer directed personal assistant may include any other adult relative of the consumer who does not reside with the consumer or any other adult relative who resides with the consumer because the amount of care the consumer requires makes such relative’s presence necessary”.
Okay, we gave it away. CDPAP caregivers are not required to have any license or certification.
The CDPAP consumer or their representative trains their own caregiver.
Unlike home health aides (HHAs) and personal care aides (PCAs) that are only allowed to provide custodial care such as dressing, bathing, and meal preparation, CDPAP Personal Assistants are also allowed to provide skilled care such as wound care, giving insulin shots, and suctioning tracheostomies.
CDPAP is a Medicaid based program, and you must have Medicaid to enroll. However, if you don’t have Medicaid, don’t be discouraged. We have Medicaid specialists that can guide you through the process of applying for Medicaid.
The following are some advantages of CDPAP home care VS traditional home care:
Okay, fine, we gave ourselves the title. But really, it’s our Home Health Care distinguishes itself as one of the premier CDPAP agencies in New York City (NYC) and in all of New York (NY) State. When you work with direct Personal Care, you will have dedicated staff helping you with your CDPAP enrollment, as well as gathering the necessary paperwork for both you and your Personal Assistant. Once enrolled, you will have a dedicated CDPAP Coordinator at our agency that will help ensure that everything goes smoothly. But wherever you are in New York (NY) State, we can usually come to you to help complete the necessary paperwork. We work with CDPAP throughout NYC.
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