New York, United States — — CDPAP, or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program, is a specialized Medicaid program offered by the NY State government that allows home care consumers to recruit, hire, and direct their own home care workers. Consumers are even able to hire friends and most family members as their home care workers.
CDPAP Department of Edison HHC (“Edison”) offers fiscal intermediary services for the government-regulated CDPAP. Edison assists home care consumers to understand the workings of the CDPAP program by answering relevant questions and helping them understand the requirements for enrollment.
Those who are interested in the CDPAP program in New York State can approach the CDPAP Department of Edison HHC (“Edison”) to learn about the important steps that are involved in the application process. Edison aims to simplify the process by breaking down the application process into different components including assessment(s) and form(s).
Through the specialized, government-regulated CDPAP program, consumers are given the ability to hire most individuals who are legally allowed to serve the role of a caregiver – including friends and most family members. The respective caregivers are paid to take proper care of their family members and friends.
Caregivers are not required to have any license or certification to provide care. Additionally, no prior training is required as the consumer trains their own caregiver. The personal assistants are also able to provide what is known as “skilled care” including wound care, suctioning tracheostomies, and giving insulin shots. This is quite unlike other caregivers such as PCAs (personal care aides) and HHAs (home health aides) who are not allowed to administer “skilled care”.
CDPAP Department of Edison HHC provides services throughout New York State. This includes the following regions: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Yonkers (and all of Westchester), Rockland, Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and more. If you live in New York State and are interested in CDPAP, give them a call. They have many convenient offices, and will often make house visits to accommodate the needs of consumers.
For more information, consumers can head over to CDPAP Department of Edison HHC’s website cdpapny.org and learn all about it.
The following are some specific parts of the program that consumers can learn about at https://cdpapny.org: CDPAP application, eligibility, enrollment, forms, hours of care, pay rate and salary, allowed caregivers, hiring a family caregiver, and Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS)
Name: CDPAP Department of Edison HHC
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Organization: CDPAP Department of Edison HHC
Address: 946 Mcdonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Release ID: 424473