What is the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program?
Under New York’s CDPAP program, patients can self-direct their home health care and choose a caregiver that they know and trust. Instead of the discomfort of a hired stranger, you can be appointed and paid to give your loved one the care he/she needs.
Who is Eligible for CDPAP?
Any patient who qualifies for Medicaid and requires home care, personal care or skilled nursing services, can sign up for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP).
What are the Requirements to Qualify?
Consumers must require assistance with activities of daily living or skilled care and be self- directing or have a designated representative that is willing and able to direct care as per the program’s requirements.
Does the Personal Assistant Require Any Kind of Special Training or Schooling?
No. The caregiver will not need any kind of formal training, license or certificate to be employed.
What Duties Can a Caregiver Perform?
Needs met by the CDPAP program include assistance in feeding, dressing, housecleaning, personal hygiene, basic medical needs, transportation to and from medical appointments, and any other task with which the patient directs his/her aide to help him/her with. A caregiver may also assist with medical tasks that include wound care, daily insulin injections, and medication administration.
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