This is a program by Medicaid which helps the consumers who are registered under CDPAP to take own initiative in making sure that the take care of their health personally. CDPAP program was developed to help the people who are undergoing the conditions such as chronic diseases or who are disabled so as they can receive care form skilled professional or caregivers.
The following are the components of CDPAP. A person receiving the services of CDPAP is referred to as a consumer because he or she is the one that is responsible for determining and implementing the care for his or herself.
The consumer is the one that is responsible for everything that his or her care entails. Under the CDPAP a registered consumer is responsible to hire and pay the caregiver who he or she wants.
The consumer is the only one who has the mandate to fire the caregiver for any reason or any time that the consumer may feel like. The consumer is the only one that is given the burden to take care of any emergency or any problem that might arise.
It is important to know that under the CDPAP the caregiver can be any person even if it is a relative provided the consumer has identified him or her due to trust. Compared to other care providers that it requires them to have certifications of certain trainings, under the CDPAP it does not require that a caregiver to have any certifications of a certain training so as to offer the services of care to the consumer.
Under CDPAP the consumer has the choice to choose anybody as a caregiver whether it is a close friend, relative or any other person that the consumer can trust. The only person that cannot be a caregiver to a consumer is a legally responsible adult, this is to mean parent and spouse are the exception when it comes to this rule.
As a consumer who is registered under the CDPAP, you can be able to get a caregiver still through the caregiver licensed agency where the caregiver that you will get will help you in all the responsibilities that you will direct him or her.
In an event the consumer is unable to take the responsibility regarding their own care they can arrange to have a designated representative who has the ability to administer the care to the recipient. You should know that it is mandatory that the designated representative gets accepted by the social services.