Why the CDPAP System Is Ideal
CDPAP in full is Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program and it is recognized as a statewide Medicaid program which offers a different option when it comes in receiving home care services. In CDPAP is where the consumer is given more control over who is to provide the care and the way they should be able provided it.
I would recommend CDPAP to individuals who have loved ones at home who need a lot of looking after and the cannot be able to do all that while still working for their daily living. It will give the power to choose any suitable individual that you know well and trust and be able to train them how to cater for the needs of your loved one at an agreed reasonable fee. This individual can be your family member, relative or friend because it all depends on what works for you.
You will get to train your assistant to do various of things for you such as meal preparation, bathing, dressing and medication management. As a matter of fact, this way is much better compared to employing a vendor or a home care agency that will control, selection, scheduling and training of aides that will be provided and eventually pay more than you had hoped for. 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.
A home care agency, AIDS home care program, a long term program that deals in home care or personal care are what that certify a particular individual to be able to do such work. Apart from that they should have a medical condition that is sound and be self-directing but, if not self-directing they should have a designated representative.
In CDPAP the aides are also allowed to perform skill care or if they are not capable then a nurse is to be summoned to do such tasks. The kind of tasks that need such skills are like medication – possibly the consumer is able to self-administer, suctioning tracheostomies and insulin injections.
More about aides is that they are not employees from a home care agency, they are almost like independent contractors who get paid in wages and get to benefit through fiscal intermediary. There is a peer mentoring program that encourages and helps individuals in the CDPAP and designees in becoming better at their work.