What is CDPAP?
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The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a New York State Medicaid Plan that allows consumers to hire family, friends, or the Personal Assistant (PA) of their choice for help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
Do You Qualify?
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) may include, but are not limited to:
Who Can Provide Your Care?
The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program is a New York State Medicaid Plan which allows consumers to hire family, friends or the Personal Assistant (PA) of their choice to provide services for help with activities of daily living (ADL). Recipients have the flexibility and freedom in choosing their own caregivers!
CDPAP Program Requirements
Recipients must be able and willing to make informed choices regarding the management of the services they receive or have a legal guardian or designated relative or other adult able and willing to help make informed choices.
The consumer or designee must also be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and terminating caregivers, and must arrange for back-up coverage, when necessary, arrange and coordinate other services; and keep payroll records.
Before you can receive services, your doctor must send a completed Physician’s Order for Services form to the local department of social services, which then completes a social and nursing assessment. A nurse assessor then determines whether the recipient can appropriately participate in CDPAP, and recommends the amount, frequency and duration of services.