How Can Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Be An Advantage To A Medicaid Consumer

Medicaid has adapted the program called Consumer Directed Personal Assistance or CDPAP where any consumer that needs home care service can get into such program where a family member, relative, or close friend is paid to be their personal assistant.

This option will allow the member to choose their assistant with whom they knew for years and where they are confident to rely their support and aid in their needs, and with the thought that such aid that cares for them, all the same, are receiving a respective pay for their service.

Anyone can qualify for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program as long as the consumer is a verified member of Medicaid and is proven to have the need for home care services, and with it there is no additional cost for availing the program as all the salary and benefits of the personal assistant is being paid for by a fiscal intermediary.

A person who is not the consumer’s spouse, not the consumer’s designated representative and not the parent of a disabled child under 21 years old can qualify as well to become a personal assistant under this program.

An immigrant can be a personal aid under Consumer Directed Personal Assistance provided that all their required papers proving their legal status are up to date and all other candidates must have a full exam by a doctor with TB test and proof of Measles/Rubella immunity is required to be submitted.

Another advantage that can be noted here is that, there is a certain training provided on site, according to the provision of the healthcare of the consumer where the care is given, this is to ensure that the most efficient healthcare is facilitated and carried forward accordingly.

Basing on the patients or consumers insurance company the number of hours that the personal assistant renders is dependent on it, and unlike nurse aids, their service is not limited and they are able to perform medical assistance like oxygen and injections according to too with what the consumer need.

All of these are the basic and general detailed information about Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, and if you are a Medicaid consumer you may want to look into this option, and if you are someone close to the consumer and wisher to render such service under the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program, then you can inquire of the details, the important there is that you are comfortable and willing to do the service.

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