Learning More about the CDPAP System

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CDPAP is defined as a statewide Medicaid program that provides another option when it comes to matters concerning home care service and it stands for Consumer Directed Personal Program. 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.

Let us say you in a situation where you have a loved one at home and they have a condition that makes them in need being taken care of all the time and you are you are finding it difficult to go to work and take care of them at the same time, then CDPAP is the best course you can take.  CDPAP gives you power to choose whoever you want and be the one to train them on what you want them to do at a reasonable fee and make sure that they can be trusted by you. This individual can be your family member, relative or friend because it all depends on what works for you. Click here to find out more!

As the consumer you will train your assistant to do various of things for you like bathing, dressing, meal preparation and medication management.  You will come to see that this is better than having to hire a home care agency or a vendor who will come and take control of scheduling, selection and training of the aides that will be provided for you and eventually pay a substantial amount of money their services.  You will be able to do all these step by step the best way possible and make sure everything is the way they are supposed to be for you sake of course.

Persons that are qualified to do such work are supposed to be eligible for those services by being certified by a home health agency, CDPAP Home Care program, a long term program that entails home care or personal care. Despite that they should also have a medical condition that is stable and be self-directing, if not then 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.  Suctioning tracheostomies, medication – maybe the consumer is not able to self-administer, oxygen administration and insulin injections are some of the tasks that need a bit of skill to perform.

In addition aides are not like actual employees that come from a particular home care agency, they are more like independent contractors who are paid in wages and are beneficiaries through fiscal intermediary.  Aides get to engage in peer mentoring programs together with designees so that they can be educated into becoming better at their jobs. Read more about home care at this website http://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/economics-business-and-labor/businesses-and-occupations/elder-care.

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