- All family members are eligible to provide these services except a spouse.
- CDPAP aides can perform additional services not rendered by an HHA or PCA such as suctioning tracheostomies, insulin injections, and administration of oxygen or medications where the consumer cannot self-administer.
- There is no formal training required to be eligible to be a PA (no HHA or PCA certificate required)
- There is no in-service ongoing education required to continue as a PA
- CDPAP caregivers are required to have the same physical requirements as the HHA/PCA
When managing a CDPAP case, we at Tradition Choice Inc. CDPAP Agency are only responsible for the administrative work. We need to verify that they have worked the hours authorized, that they clock in and out, that they sign time sheets and that they are doing everything the plan calls for. CDPAP is a growing trend as families are -in many cases- more comfortable receiving care from a family member close friend.
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What is CDPAP?
Tradition Choice “CDPAP” is a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, a viable alternative to conventional home care services, promotes consumer independence.
The program enables self-directed consumers and/or advocates to recruit, interview, hire, train, schedule, supervise and dismiss Personal Assistance(s) of their choice. Self-directed consumers 5, and/or advocates assess needs, determine how and by whom these needs should be met, and monitor the quality of services received. Individuals independently make all decisions and manage services
To participate in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance
Program, the consumer must be:
- Eligible for Medicaid.
- Self-Directing or has an advocate willing to make decisions about the services being provided.
- Eligible for long-term home care, certified home health agency services.
- AIDS home care or personal care services.
The program enables independence and consumer empowerment by gaining more control over their personal care needs. A consumer can:
- Independently or with the assistance of an advocate, recruit, interview, train, schedule, supervise and dismiss the Personal Assistant(s) of their choice.
- Hire as many Personal Assistants as may be deemed necessary to satisfy the consumer’s needs, and as authorized by the Service Provider.
- Develop a direct working relationship with the Personal
SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY YOUR PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Your PA is allowed to, but not limited to providing assistance with: shopping, reading, paying bills, dressing, eating, taking medications, personal hygiene, cooking, respite, communication, daily planning, getting in / out of bed, and assistive technology.
Whether you are looking for a personal assistant for the first time, or have utilized personal assistance services for many years, the CDPAP presented by Tradition Choice believes this manual offers excellent tips on locating, training, and managing an assistant. Remember, you have the right to choose an assistant that best matches the qualities and experience you desire.