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The Characteristics of CDPAP.

CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program) is a program Medicaid which enables the people that have registered to manage their own health care independently. CDPAP program was developed to help the people who are undergoing the conditions such as chronic diseases or who are disabled so as they can receive care form skilled professional 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 person receiving the services of CDPAP is referred to as a consumer because he or she is the one that is responsible for determining and implementing the care for his or herself.

The consumer is responsible for his or her care and how it will be administered. The consumer is the one that is responsible for hiring the person that will be responsible for taking his or her care.

The right to fire the caregiver is reserved by the consumer who can fire the caregivers at time at his or her will. The consumer is the one that is responsible for taking care of any emerging issues and dealing with any problem that may arise.
Under the CDPAP the consumer can choose the relative or any other person that he or she would like to be a caregiver. 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 the CDPAP the consumer can choose anybody to be his or her caregiver whether it is a relative, friend or any other person that the consumer feels comfortable with or 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.

As a consumer who is registered under the CDPAP, you can be able to get a caregiver still through the caregiver licensed agency where the caregiver that you will get will help you in all the responsibilities that you will direct him or her.

In an event the consumer is unable to take the responsibility regarding their own care they can arrange to have a designated representative who has the ability to administer the care to the recipient. You should know that it is mandatory that the designated representative gets accepted by the social services.

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