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. The program was developed with the aim to help people living with chronic disease and those that have chronic diseases so that they can have help from nurses or caregivers.
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.
The right to fire the caregiver is reserved by the consumer who can fire the caregivers at time at his or her will. The consumer is the only one that is given the burden to take care of any emergency or any problem that might 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. Unlike many other care providers and home care providers who are well trained , under the CDPAP the caregivers are not required to be trained or have any certification of caregivers as they can be trained by the consumer himself if they need to.
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.
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.
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.