How does consumer directed personal assistance work?
A Four Step Guide
RECEIVE YOUR EVALUATION
First, your physician will write a prescription (medical order) for a home care evaluation. This evaluation will then be conducted by your Local Department of Social Services or Managed Care Plan. CDChoices does NOT determine eligibility for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA).
DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY
Your Local Department of Social Services or Managed Care Plan will determine if you are self-directing and how many hours of care you are eligible to receive. If you are not self-directing, a designated representative can direct your care.
SELECT YOUR HOME CARE
Congratulations! You’ve decided that CDPA is right for you. Now choose a Fiscal Intermediary like CDChoices.
CHOOSE YOUR ASSISTANTS
After you have completed the first three steps, it’s time to recruit, hire and train the people you want to employ as your home care workers or personal assistants.