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Will I Qualify for CDPAP?

Will I Qualify for CDPAP?

Read top questions and answers about the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program.

CDPAP is a term that frequently comes up anytime someone begins to research home health care, for themselves or a family member. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program is widely promoted as a way for people in need of care to take control of who provides at-home care.

By allowing consumers to hire a familiar face, and take charge of their home care, it also gives loved ones the opportunity to provide that care without added stress. People no longer have to miss hours of work, and paychecks, to help family and friends they love. Through CDPAP, these caregivers can now be compensated for their time.

CDPAP allows loved ones the opportunity to provide that care without added stress.

With all the great traits of CDPAP, are you wondering if it’s an option for you? Let’s walk through some basic questions our CDPAP team at Caring Professionals frequently hear:

Will my insurance pay for this?

The first thing to know is that CDPAP is a Medicaid program funded by New York. When you choose to use CDPAP, and hire a caregiver, they will be paid up to $18/hr through this program. That means 100% choice for your home health aid, with $0 out of pocket expenses for that care.

Can anyone with Medicaid participate in CDPAP?

Because this program is specifically to provide home care for chronically ill or physically disabled individuals, you must qualify by being authorized to receive these services. This involves an application and review process to assess needs. People who qualify for Personal Care Services (PCS) are eligible for this program.

How will I know if I qualify?

Once the application process begins, your physician will send an order to have a nursing and social assessment take place. This assessment confirms eligibility, along with helping to determine the amount and frequency of care that is needed.

What if I don’t have Medicaid?

We can help you apply!

From start to finish, our intake personnel are here to help you. Whether it’s help applying for Medicaid, scheduling necessary assessments, or completing payroll paperwork, our CDPAP team at Caring Professionals has the experience to make the process easy to understand.

Call or message us today to find out more about this amazing program, or start your application.



About the Author

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Faigie Horowitz

Faigie Horowitz, MS serves as director of communication at Caring Professionals. She advocates for the senior population on the state level and writes about senior and caregiver issues. She is a columnist for several periodicals. She has spent decades in nonprofit management and serves as a lay leader and founder of several community organizations.

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