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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program (CDPAP) is a statewide Medicaid program that 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.

In order to be eligible for CDPAP, you must meet the following criteria:

– require assistance with activities of daily living or skilled care

– have a stable medical condition

– be self-directing or have a designated representative that is willing and able to direct care as per the program’s requirements

This is one of the best features of CDPAP! Unlike regular personal care aides, CDPAP caregivers can perform “skilled” care that would otherwise be performed by a nurse. These tasks include:

– suctioning tracheostomies

– insulin injections

– administration of oxygen or medications where the consumer cannot self-administer

Can:

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.

 

Cannot:

Spouses cannot serve as an aide. A “designated representative” of the CDPAP consumer may not serve as a caregiver.

Caregivers work with our team and are paid by our team. We will work with you and your caregiver to manage hours and assist with schedules and details of your care.

Yes. CDPAP is included in the “benefit package” for both Mainstream Medicaid Managed Care and Managed Long Term Care.

No. There is no special license or certification to become a caregiver.