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. Under the CDPAP the consumer is the one that is responsible for planning how the care will be given and everything that he or she wants as part of the package.
The consumer is responsible for his or her care and how it will be administered. Under the CDPAP a registered consumer is responsible to hire and pay the caregiver who he or she wants.
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.
It is important to know that under the CDPAP the caregiver can be any person even if it is a relative provided the consumer has identified him or her due to trust. 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.
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.
The designated representative can be given a job to take the responsibility of the recipient in the event that the recipient is unable to take of his or herself. You should know that it is mandatory that the designated representative gets accepted by the social services.