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. 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 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 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.
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. 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. Under the CDPAP rules the only group of people that should not be a caregiver to the consumer is only the legally responsible adults such as parents and spouses.
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.