CDPAP – HOW IT WORKS
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How does CDPAP work ?
The caregiver, known as the personal assistant, can be virtually anyone the patient wants: a friend, neighbor, aide or family member. Spouses may not serve as personal assistants.
Personal assistants are not required to hold a home health aide certificates. They need no qualifications but are required to provide forms filled out by a physician to ensure that they are in good health.
It is important that the patient is comfortable with the chosen individuals who will provide care as personal assistants. The patient is responsible for scheduling his or her own personal assistant’s hours. Once a personal assistant has been identified and paperwork has been completed with Caring Professionals, an enroller comes to the home and enrolls both in the program. Timekeeping and processes are reviewed and service with Caring Professionals begins.
Payment to the personal assistant is managed by Caring Professionals once time sheets have been submitted. Payment is made wirelessly to a debit card. Checks are not mailed.