The following are some frequently asked questions about CDPAP:
- What is CDPAP?
- What are the requirements to be eligible for CDPAP?
- May family members serve as the personal assistant?
- Do personal assistants need a special license or certification?
- How does someone enroll in CDPAP?
- Advantages of CDPAP vs Traditional Home Care
The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (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.
Consumers must require assistance with activities of daily living or skilled care, have a stable medical condition, and be self directing or have a designated representative that is willing and able to direct care as per the program’s requirements.
As a general rule, yes. However, spouses may not serve as a personal assistant under CDPAP.
The process of enrolling in CDPAP can be confusing. The good news is that there is help. Give us a call and a CDPAP specialist will guide you through every step of the enrollment process – 718-486-5550.
The following are some advantages of CDPAP vs traditional home care:
- Close relatives such as children can get paid to provide care.
- Personal assistants are not required to have special certification or licensing.
- Personal assistants can administer skilled services such as wound care, giving insulin shots, and suctioning tracheostomies.