Good care runs in the family
About SelfBlueBird is a family name in home care and our clients are the choice behind the care they select. While every care plan is different, we’ve introduced BlueBird Self for the complete resources and assistance with consumer directed home care. The coordinators at Self, assist clients with program selections and benefits, while clients remain in control of the selection of care and caregiver.
They call it a choice. We call it progress.
When you can no longer do everything on your own, you know it’s time to seek home care assistance.
Home care can be helpful when recovering from surgery, requiring help with basic tasks or seeking companionship for long and lonely days. You may feel hesitant about enlisting the help of a total stranger. Trusting strangers and inviting them into your home can be uncomfortable. Your own daughter may be eligible to be your caregiver and the possibilities are endless. Knowing she can get paid to be at your side, peace of mind becomes your constant companion. It’s important to find out all the information you need about BlueBird Self’s consumer directed home care services.
The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is how clients get to completely be in charge of their care. Choosing a caregiver becomes about selecting a family member or friend and knowing he/ she will get paid for the hours provided. Consumer directed home care enables clients to have complete authority and flexibility when supervising the care that they feel comfortable with. Grandchildren can get paid for shoveling the snow on a cold winter day. Family friends can be hired to prepare a hearty casserole and pitch in with the laundry.
They can be compensated for their time while spending it in the presence of the people they love and respect. The client and his/her family get to make all decisions in terms of care, with BlueBird Self handling all administrative work for self directed care. It makes the home care process more accessible and all the more special.
The individual who is eligible to receive care.
The consumer’s relative or guardian which is authorized to make decisions on his/her behalf.
The selected caregiver who is responsible for the consumer’s care.
The agency which acts as the go-between for consumer and personal assistant, processing payroll and tax deductions, as well as PA benefits.
The tasks of individual care and assistance for home care consumers.
You may qualify:
Your Fiscal Intermediary (FI):
Here’s everything you need to know about a Fiscal Intermediary. The regulations of Medicaid mandate an official Fiscal Intermediary to be in charge of payroll management and other administrative duties for all self directed care. The authenticity of the program is dependent on a recognized intermediary between consumer and PA. Processing wages and benefits, as well as taxes and withholdings, the FI handles all payments and reports so that only the pleasantries remain within the family. Knowing that billing is out of the equation, the self directed care process becomes productive and comfortable for all parties involved.
Take care. We’ll help.
- Processing wages and benefits
- Processing taxes and withholdings
- Complying with insurance requirements
- Maintaining records and reports
- Guaranteeing program compliance
- Educating consumers and families about program criteria
Is CDPAP the right choice for everyone?
When making a decision regarding home care, it’s important to be open and honest about your health, surroundings and capabilities. Recruiting a caregiver for home care services should be a personal preference and well thought decision. In the event that CDPAP is not an option for you, a BlueBird home health aide may be required for home care services. Click here to find out more.
Who qualifies for CDPAP and what are the benefits?
The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) presents the ability for a consumer or designated representative (DR) to voluntarily select a caregiver he/she feels comfortable with and the selected family member or friend gets compensated for the services provided. Eligible family members, friends or acquaintances may enroll in the program. To check qualifications, refer to our eligibility checklist.
Benefits of CDPAP may include:
- Choose a caregiver you trust
- Be surrounded by family and friends
- Be in control of your care
- Continue to be self reliant
- Live the life you really want
- Be reassured that your caregiver is receiving compensation for his/her time
Do I get to choose my caregiver?
Consumers get to select the family member or acquaintance they want for their care as long as the candidate is eligible under the CDPAP guidelines. It’s also important to know that a designated representative may not be your PA.
Do I need to worry about paying the caregiver?
Part of the CDPAP program is the requirement of a Fiscal Intermediary which takes care of the payroll and taxes for caregivers. While you get to be in charge of the care and schedule, you don’t get the hassle of payroll, taxes or other administrative responsibilities for authorized service hours.
To find out more about BlueBird Self or to request a care coordinator for assistance with consumer directed home care services, contact us at:
919 Ocean Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226