CDPAP stands for Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program CDPAP is a statewide Medicaid program in New York. It allows self directing individuals or their administrators to control all aspects of their own care. Individuals choose their own caregivers, determine training, and manage their own schedules. America Homecare pays that caregiver on your behalf.
Who Can Serve as a Caregiver:
The individuals receiving care have the choice to select any aide they prefer. The caregiver is most typically a direct relative like son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchild, etc. Aides are also family friends or neighbors. Parents can also get paid to care for their children if they are older than 21.
Who Cannot Serve as a Caregiver:
Spouses cannot serve as an aide. A “designated representative” of the CDPAP consumer may not serve as a caregiver. Children under 21 cannot choose their parents as paid caregivers.
For more CDPAP FAQs, visit the section at the end of this page or our tutorial page here: https://americahomecare.org/how-cdpap-works/
Here is our infographic for navigating through Medicaid for Home Health Care on the medicaid or NY health websites.
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