Consumer Personal Assistance Program is what CDPAP is in full and it is Medicaid program that gives an alternative options on matters concerning home care service. CDPAP hand over control to the consumer giving them authority on who to doo the care for them and decide the kind of manner the care should be done.
Let us say you in a situation where you have a loved one at home and they have a condition that makes them in need being taken care of all the time and you are you are finding it difficult to go to work and take care of them at the same time, then CDPAP is the best course you can take. With this program you will be able to choose an individual that you know well and trust and get to teach them on what you will be expecting them to do for your loved ones at an agreed reasonable fee. From family members, relatives or friends is where your pic should come from and it has to work for you the best way.
Meal preparation, medication management, bathing and dressing are some of the various things you will train your assistant to do. You will come to see that this is better than having to hire a home care agency or a vendor who will come and take control of scheduling, selection and training of the aides that will be provided for you and eventually pay a substantial amount of money their services. 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.
Persons that are qualified to do such work are supposed to be eligible for those services by being certified by a home health agency, AIDS home care program, a long term program that entails home care or personal care. Despite that they should also have a medical condition that is stable and be self-directing, if not then they should have a designated representative.
There is another merit in the CDPAP that allows aides to do care that requires specific skills but, if they cannot do them then a nurse will be required to perform of such nature. These kind of tasks that require skill are like insulin injections, suctioning tracheostomies, medications – probably the consumer cannot self-administer or oxygen administration.
Another thing is that the aides are not actually employees of any kind of home care agency, they are more of independent contractors that are paid in wages and benefit by fiscal intermediary. There is a peer mentoring program that encourages and helps individuals in the CDPAP and designees in becoming better at their work.