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. This program was developed so that those people who have chronic diseases or disable to get assistance to get the help from home care or the services of the nurses.
The following are the characteristics 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. The consumer is the one that is responsible for hiring the person that will be responsible for taking his or her care.
As a consumer you are the only one who can make the decision to fire the caregiver for any reason or time that you may feel is right. It is important to know that under the CDPAP the consumer is the one that is responsible for anything that might happen including all the emergency cases that may arise.
Under the CDPAP the consumer can choose the relative or any other person that he or she would like to be a caregiver. 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. It is important to note that for a consumer who is registered under the CDPAP it is against the rules to hire any caregiver who is a legal responsible adult such as a spouse or a parents.
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.