A win-win for care recipients and caregivers.
No one cares for an Individual as well as a loved one. Personal Care Service initiatives, such as New York’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), take that to heart by offering a way for intellectually developmentally disabled people to receive in-home services, such as daily living (ADLs) or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), from someone they like and trust instead of a total stranger. Best of all, these chosen providers get compensated for their time and services through Medicaid. It’s a win-win for all involved, but there are some important program requirements and responsibilities that participants need to be aware of and continually manage.