10 Jan CDPAP Program
What is “CDPAP”?
Home Family Care “CDPAP is the program of personal assistance to the consumer, founded by the
office of Medicaid of the city of New York.
This gives you the opportunity to be a consumer of home care for your relative, friends, and family members. The personal assistant will be trained and supervised by the consumer or the designated representative.
Who is eligible to participate in the “CDPAP” program?
To participate in the consumer direct personal assistance program, you must:
Be eligible for Medicaid, and
Be eligible to receive long-term care through a long-term care plan (MLTC)
What are the benefits of “CDPAP”?
The program allows the consumers to have freedom to choose who they want to be their personal assistant.
How does “CDPAP” work?
After your eligibility for CDPAP and approve how many hours of service from Manage Long Term Care Program, then you need to assign who will be your personal assistant. You should have two personal assistants ready. One is your primary personal assistant, another is back up personal assistant. This person can be a member of your family members, friends, or relative but can not be the spouse or the person designated representative. It is very important that you feel comfortable with the person designated for your home, and that it can assist you with your day-to-day activities.
Home Family Care is responsible for:
Process the payments of each person who provides the services through Home Family Care. The
payments will be processed weekly, after Home Family Care has received the timesheet from personal assistant and verify with consumer.
Payments will be administered by the state of New York and federal law.
Coordinate all matters that relate to the forms of employment for each personal assistant.
Keep a confidential file for all cantered personal assistants.
Make sure there is a second backup personal assistant registered with HFC in case the primary personal assistant is not available.