The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a statewide Medicaid program that provides an alternative way of receiving home care services for chronically ill or physically disabled individuals with a medical need.
By utilizing CDPAP, the consumer has more control over who provides their care and how it is provided. The program provides help with activities of daily living (ADLs) and/or skilled nursing services. The consumer or a person acting on their behalf (called the designated representative) assumes full responsibility for the recruiting, hiring, training and supervision of their personal assistant(s).
Eligibility for the program is determined by your local Department of Social Services or Managed Care Organization. Visiting Nurses Home Care provides fiscal intermediary services for CDPAP. We thoroughly educate and familiarize all parties about how the program works. As the fiscal intermediary, VNHC coordinates processing of weekly payroll and associated benefits for the personal assistants.
For more information about CDPAP, call Visiting Nurses Home Care at (518) 694-9907, or contact your local Department of Social Services or managed care organization and request information about the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program through Visiting Nurses Home Care.