In conclusion, the PAS program (CDPAP) allows individuals with disabilities the opportunity to find the best caregiver possible.  If you follow the advice in this manual you will be on your way to enjoying the benefits of a new personal assistant.

Refer to this manual as necessary, it will provide a useful guide in finding, hiring, training, and managing your personal assistant.  If you require additional help, contact:

Hire Your Own Caregiver

Patients can hire a caregiver they know and trust, even a close family relative.

Family Caregivers Get $

Unpaid family caregivers can get paid for their time and services.

No Certification Needed

No certification or training required, so anyone can get started right away.

Greater Control Over Care

Hiring your own caregiver gives you greater control over the quality of care.

More Freedom in Care

Personal assistants are allowed to administer skilled services such as wound care.

Consumer Directed

CDPAP requires minimal interaction with home care agencies.

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