Eligibility For CDPAP

Who is eligible to participate in CDPAP?

To participate in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, the consumer must be:

  • Eligible for Medicaid
  • Self-directing or has an advocate willing to make decisions about the services being provided.
  • Eligible for long-term home care, certified home health agency services.

What are the benefits of CDPAP?

The program enables independence and consumer empowerment by helping the consumer gain more control over their personal care needs. A consumer can:

  • Independently or with the assistance of an advocate, recruit, interview, train, schedule, supervise and dismiss the Personal Assistant(s) of their choice.
  • Hire as many Personal Assistants as may be deemed necessary to satisfy the consumer’s needs, and as authorized by the Service Provider.
  • Develop a direct working relationship with the Personal Assistant.

What are the responsibilities of Tri-Med Staffing?

  • Process the payroll for each Personal Assistant. Payroll will be processed on a bi-weekly basis provided that Tri-Med Staffing has received the weekly signed time sheets.
  • Coordinate all matters that relate to the employment forms for each Personal Assistant.
  • Act as the employer of record.
  • Maintain a confidential personnel file on all hires Personal Assistants.
  • Advise and encourage the consumers to provide equal employment opportunities to all prospective employees regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, orientation or sexual preference.
  • Monitor the completion of the required nursing assessment forms and the consumer agreement outlining obligations and responsibilities.
  • Engage in on-going monitoring activities, which include periodic contact with the consumer and review of the six (6) month nursing assessment.
  • Provide appropriate notification pertaining to any intention to transfer or terminate the consumer from the program.
  • Sign a contractual agreement with the consumer to fulfill these program responsibilities.