What Is CDPAP?
CDPAP, or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a Medicaid-based program that allows individuals to be in control of their personal home assistant. Unlike other programs, CDPAP allows for the recipient to choose and hire their own health care assistant. The program allows the recipient to feel both in control of their care, as well as feel comfortable with who they choose to hire as their personal assistant.
Who Is Eligible To Become A Personal Assistant?
Almost anyone who is legally allowed to work can become a personal assistant, including members of the recipient’s family. The only relatives who cannot become personal assistants are the recipient’s parents or spouse.
No certificate or license is required to become a personal assistant. The personal assistant must be able to perform custodial and skilled services. These can include cleaning, dispensing medication or insulin shots, and wound care.
Who Administers CDPAP?
While CDPAP focuses on the consumer’s independence, the program is administered through a New York State certified fiscal intermediary. Fiscal intermediaries are private companies that provide payroll for the personal assistant.
How to Enroll
Edison Home Health Care is a NY State certified home care agency that provides CDPAP throughout New York State. Through the agency, the consumer can easily enroll in CDPAP. All the necessary paperwork is given through the agency, and professional assistance is available to help consumers during any part of the CDPAP process.
If you’re interested in enrolling in CDPAP, visit www.edisonhhc.com/cdpap/.
If you want to find out if you are eligible, call the Edison Home Health Care line at 718-489-2955 for a CDPAP specialist.
To learn more about Edison Home Health Care’s involvement in CDPAP, watch the video below.