This is a Medicaid program developed with the aim of helping the consumers who are registered under CDPAP to access care under their personal initiative. 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 consumer is the one who will direct how care will be administered and the activities that the caregiver will do.
The consumer is the one who determines what and how the care services will be admixture. 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.
A registered consumer can look for any person to be a caregiver even if it is a relative as long as the consumer have the trust in the person. 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 freedom to choose any caregiver of his or her choice either a friend, a family member, a close friend any person that they can trust or feel free to have their services. 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.
A consumer registered under the CDPAP have a choice to look and get a caregiver through the licensed caregiver agency, whose responsibility is to take care of the consumer needs and help wherever necessary.
If the consumer is unable to take the responsibility of taking own care he or she can appoint a designated representative who will handle the responsibilities under his or her behalf. Designated representatives must get the approval from the social services.