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.
The consumer will have the best option here to choose their own assistant with whom they are comfortable with since they can choose from other family member, relatives or close friend that they have known for years all ready to give this kind of care and service that they needed, besides being paid for it too.
If the consumer is a verified Medicaid member and is proven to have the need for home care service then he or she can qualify for the
Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program with no additional cost as the payments and benefits for the personal assistant is taken cared of by a fiscal intermediary.
And in becoming a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance personal assistant, the qualifications states that such individual must not be the consumer’s spouse, not the consumer’s designated representative, and not the parent of a disabled child under 21 years old.
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.
The hours rendered by the personal assistant is determined by the patient’s insurance company and at the same time what they can do is not limited as according to the demand of the consumer they can perform as much as required even with oxygen assistance or injection.
All these information are the basics and general details about Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, and if you are a person close to the consumer or a relative, then you may want to render such service according to your will and interest for the benefit of the person or the consumer, thus know more details as you can about the program, and if you are a verified Medicaid consumer you may at least try to see if this service can be beneficial for you and something that you can take advantage of.