Healthcare for the elderly in New York and other states is provided through Medicaid. CDPAP is a caregiver authorizing program for the senior citizens of the United States who are vulnerable and require human assistance to carry out daily living tasks. The Medicaid program sponsors the remuneration of the family member nominated by the senior citizen as their official caretaker/nurse.
CDPAP stands for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. It allows the beneficiary to choose their own caregivers
A caregiver can be a friend or a family member except for the spouse or the parent of the beneficiary.
The CDPAP program is based on the understanding that no one can provide better care than a friend or a close family member. This program is based on how human relationships form the core of caretaking.
The concept of paid caregiving to an elder is sensitive to both the beneficiary and the caregiver. This is why caregiving is listed as a full-time job because the caregiver invests his/her life and time in maintaining the well-being of the person they are looking after.
No one wishes to be a burden to their family members, especially the parents and grandparents who wish to see their children focus on their careers instead of taking care of them. This is why the CDPAP program terms this as essential caregiving paid service to compensate the time and effort of the caregiver adequately.
The elderly are provided with an intermediary who manages the payments to the caregiver before they can avail the benefits of the CDPAP program.
We have simplified the criteria for who can be nominated as a caregiver. They must comply with the below terms and conditions:
Caregiving is an interpersonal job that cannot be performed by machines yet. No special training is required for this work. The only way to learn is on the job, directed by the elderly about how to take care of them.