Introduction to Personal Assistance Services (PAS)

Why Personal Assistance Services?

Personal Assistance Services (PAS) is part of a program aimed to help individuals in need with everyday tasks like:

  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Taking medications
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cooking
  • Housework
  • Communication
  • Shopping
  • Reading
  • Paying bills
  • Daily planning
  • Getting in/out of bed
  • Assistive technology
  • Companionship

PAS will help provide relief from daily obstacles, while ensuring that individuals in need are able to lead the comfortable and fulfilling life they deserve.

Whether you are new to PAS or have utilized services in the past, the CDPAP wants to ensure you have all the information necessary to locate, train, and manage your own personal assistant. This short manual will provide you with the information needed to guarantee a successful outcome.

Remember you have the right to choose an assistant that best matches the qualities and experience you desire.

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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