What CDPAP Is All About.



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. 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.

 Any person that is receiving the services under CDPAP is known as a consumer rather than a client or a patient as it is used in hospitals and other health centers.  A consumer is the one who will direct how care will be administered and the activities that the caregiver will do. learn about them here

The consumer is the one that is responsible for everything that his or her care entails.  Under the CDPAP a registered consumer is responsible to hire and pay the caregiver who he or she wants.

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. The consumer is the one that is responsible for taking care of any emerging issues and dealing with any problem that may 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. 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 choice to choose anybody as a caregiver whether it is a close friend, relative or any other person that the consumer can trust.  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. See CDPAP

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. Visit
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