Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)
This program allows consumers to hire their own personal aides, neighbors, or family members (except spouses) to be paid to provide personal care services. While the aides do not necessarily need to be certified, they need to agree to work on the books (they will receive medical benefits, sick, and vacation time) and to work the hours or shifts approved by Medicaid. Consumers must have a plan for backup care and have enough aides to cover the shifts. For example, if the consumer is approved for a 24 hour live-in, then they need two aides: one who will work 4 days and the other will work 3 days.