CDPAS – Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services, also commonly known as CDPAP – Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, are the same program. CDPAS/CDPAP is an alternative to traditional home care. It is a Medicaid program that enables self directing individuals, or their administrators to assume the responsibilities of their own care. CDPAS/CDPAP helps promote independence and consumer empowerment. Consumers will recruit, interview, hire, train, supervise, and (if needed) dismiss their personal assistants.
Consumers may hire as many personal assistants as needed to accommodate their life styles, authorized hours, and individual needs.