If you’re taking care of the basic personal needs of a loved one at home, be it a senior family member or kin with a disability, CDPAP is for you. In our other blog post, we have briefly defined and checked the requirements for CDPAP, or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program.
Here, we’d like you to consider the following benefits of CDPAP:
- You get paid while taking care of your loved one
We recognize that most family caregivers are being preferred by their loved ones over people who are not familiar to them. However, you also have personal responsibilities and income to manage so the bills can be paid. The CDPAP allows you to hit two birds with one stone, in that your loved one can receive your personal care and you get paid to do it.
- You can care for a loved one without caregiver training
Even if you haven’t enrolled in a certified class that offers training for hygiene care, nutrition monitoring, and toileting assistance, among others, you can still attend to your loved one. The most important requirement is that you are able to follow the instructions asked by your loved one or a Home Care Agency in New York that oversees the care.
- You can administer medical tasks
In providing quality care to your loved one, you’re also allowed to administer medications or perform other health-related tasks which are only allowed for certified nurses. These tasks include dressing their wounds, providing insulin injections, or suctioning their tracheostomy, among other services provided for elderly care services.
As caregivers ourselves, we recognize the great value for patients when their loved ones are personally tending to their care needs. For this reason, we don’t only provide home health care services in Brooklyn, New York, but we also allow for CDPAP to work in your own home. This is an opportunity you can definitely take advantage of whether it’s your first time caring for a family member or you’ve been doing it for years.
Learn more about CDPAP at PARAMOUNT HOME CARE AGENCY, INC. Ask us.