In the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), a Consumer is cared for by a Personal Assistant (PA) whose scope of practice is much greater than that of a traditional HHA under traditional long term home care.

It is important to note that any tasks must be identified on the Client/Consumer’s Care Plan by the assigned nurse before a PA can complete.

For a list of some potential tasks that may be authorized based on need are outline below:

  1. Personal Care
    • Bathing: Tub, Shower
    • Shampoo
    • Grooming
    • Shaving
    • Skin Care
    • Monitor Oral Care
    • Dressing
  2. Mobility
    • Assistance with Ambulation
    • Assist with Mobility
    • Assist with Transfer: One person, Mechanical, Slide Board
    • Assist with range of motion: Active, Passive
  3. Nutritional/Metabolic Needs
    • Meal Preparation
    • Set up Tube Feeding
    • G Tube site care
    • Aspiration Precaution
    • Monitor Blood Glucose
    • Prepare Insulin
    • Insulin Administration
    • Medication Administration
    • Monitor Vital Signs
  4. Excretory Functions
    • Assist with toileting
    • Hygiene after toileting
    • Incontinent: Diapering, Bowel Regime, Colostomy Care, Indwelling Catheter Care, Suprapubic Catheter Care, Condom Catheter Care, Straight Catherization
  5. Respiratory Functions
    • Tracheotomy Care
    • Assist with oxygen
    • Assist with nebulizer
    • Assist with inhalers
    • Assist with nasal spray
    • Assist with Postural drainage and cupping
    • Assist with suctioning
    • Assist with ventilator care
  6. Wound Care
    • Assist with dressing changes
    • Care of drains PICC line care
    • Assist with orthotics and prosthesis
  7. IADLS
    • Housekeeping: dusting
    • Floors: Vacuum, Mop, Sweep
    • Laundry
    • Trash Removal
    • Making beds
    • Linen Change
    • Cleaning
    • Shopping
    • Essential Errands

If you’d like a further comparison of HHA vs PA scopes of practice, read our blog “CDPAP Allows a Wider Scope of Practice from a Personal Assistant“.

Premier, an established and reputable Licensed Home Care Agency and Fiscal Intermediary is happy to help answer any additional questions you may have about CDPAP.  We place a huge importance on equipping you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision on which homecare option is best for you! Give us a call at 866-720-0124 to speak to one of our intake specialists!