Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

  • This Medicaid program provides services to chronically ill or physically disabled individuals who have a medical need for help with activities of daily living (ADLs) or skilled nursing services.

  • Services can include any of the services provided by a personal care aide (home attendant), home health aide, or nurse.

  • Recipients have flexibility and freedom in choosing their caregivers.

  • The consumer or the person acting on the consumer's behalf (such as the parent of a disabled or chronically ill child) assumes full responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, and – if need be – terminating the employment of persons providing the services.