Blog2019-08-22T12:30:23-04:00

Caring for Your Loved One the CDPAP Way

Not everyone will agree with being paid for taking care of a family member, but it isn't about money...it's about so much more. There's nothing better than being able to take care of our family members ourselves. Nursing homes are not at all bad but if we only had the time and resources to, we would stay at home and make sure that our loved ones get all the care they need and are comfortable living in their golden years. Having to get out there, work and earn, taking care of family members 24/7 all at once is unrealistic to many. But with the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), you can now take care of your family members while being compensated for your time. And this is not just for you: [...]

May 14th, 2019|Categories: cdpap|Tags: , , |

The BEST Home Care Service Provider for the BEST People In Your Life

Because when it comes to home health aide services, Special Touch Home Care Services fits the bill. We never hesitate to provide the best when it comes to taking care of our loved ones. After all, they played a huge part in how we turned out to be. We don't find taking care of our parents in their golden years at home a burden. But, sometimes we still need help from the professionals. That's when home care providers come into the picture. It's easy to get confused. There are a LOT of home care providers and we just don't know who to trust. With Special Touch Home Care Services though, we see to it that your needs and wants will be perfectly addressed. Unrivaled Pre-Screening Process and Culture Check Our caregivers are [...]

May 14th, 2019|Categories: cdpap|Tags: , , |

4 Managed Medicaid Plans that Cover In-Home Care

Choose the one that works best for you and your loved ones! If you or your loved one has a long-lasting medical condition or disability — you may be considering enrolling onto a Medicaid Managed Care Plan. But which one? Not all Medicaid plans cover long term in-home care, as such it is important to know which ones do cover the benefit to avoid plan-selection remorse. First we will cover the plan-type that provides it's enrollees the most flexibility, the Managed Long Term Care Plan or "MLTC" for short. If Medicaid were a pizza pie, the MLTC would manage just a slice of that pie. For benefits that are not listed, enrollees may still utilize their straight Medicaid or Medicare, which is why this is considered the most flexible plan-type out of [...]

May 14th, 2019|Categories: cdpap|Tags: , , |

Living Through Alzheimer’s with CDPAP

Helping Alzheimer’s patients and their families adjust and cope at home. We're not afraid of getting older. We're afraid of the things that could happen to us once we reach those golden years. An Old Foe Aside from being able to rock silver locks like a champ, there are those age-related diseases that wander at bay, lurking in the distance. Awareness Is Key Studies reveal that 8% of Americans fear stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. However, the number is 3x greater for individuals whom fear Cancer and Alzheimer's. Facts Last year, there was an estimated 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. 5.5 million of those age 65 and older. Knowledge It's a hit and miss with Alzheimer's. Just because a member of your family had it, doesn't mean you'll have it [...]

April 16th, 2019|Categories: Alzheimer's, cdpap|Tags: , , , |

Equipping Yourself to be the BEST CDPAP Caregiver You Can Be

It’s not enough to be compassionate, consider going above and beyond to provide the best assistance your loved one can benefit from. Being a CDPAP caregiver is rewarding. It always feels good to be able to help those who need it the most, especially those we love. But when it comes to patient and senior care, it isn't just about making them comfortable and happy, you become responsible and accountable for their safety as well. You will be thanked for the good things that you are able to do and possibly be blamed for the controllable negative events that may happen. This is the reality of being a caregiver. Because of this, and many other reasons, you may want to consider equipping yourself with the learned skills that all paraprofessional caregivers are [...]

April 16th, 2019|Categories: cdpap|Tags: , , |

Considering CDPAP? Choosing the Right (or Wrong) Fiscal Intermediary Can Make a BIG Difference

Considering adding in-home assistance or care through the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program or CDPAP? One seemingly small decision can make a BIG difference in your experience with this program: choosing a fiscal intermediary. Let’s back up for a moment and talk about a few basic tenets of CDPAP. CDPAP is a program provided by Medicaid in New York State designed for those who would benefit from in-home care but do not need or prefer not to hire a professional nurse or home health aide. Consumers who qualify for the program are able to choose their own caregiver(s) from friends, neighbors, loved ones (with some exclusions), and even prior caregivers. Consumers are also encouraged, or in some cases, required to appoint a Designated Representative, similar to a power of attorney. The designated [...]

February 19th, 2019|Categories: cdpap|Tags: , , |