Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+) Program
The Consumer-Directed Care Plus (CDC+) Program is a self-directed option for seniors participating in the Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver. The CDC+ Program allows participants to hire workers and vendors of their own choosing – including family members or friends – to help with daily needs such as housecleaning, cooking and getting dressed. The program provides trained consultants to help consumers manage their budgets and make decisions. Program participants may, with the coaching of a consultant, manage their own care or they may elect to have a friend or family member or friend represent them in making decisions about their services.
The objectives of the CDC+ Program are:
To offer consumers of long-term care services the opportunity to make more individualized use of Medicaid resources by providing significant choice and control to program participants.
To empower elders, people with disabilities, and their families to make choices about purchases from both formal and informal sources that best meet their needs.
To provide consumers and their families the ability to make cost-effective purchases.
Services or Activities:
Consumers are given a monthly budget to purchase the amounts and types of long-term care supplies and services they need, from providers they choose. Providers may include family members, friends and neighbors, as well as home care agencies and contractors. Consultants train, coach and provide technical assistance to consumers or their representatives as needed. The Department, in conjunction with a contracted subagent, provides fiscal employer agent services including payroll, tax withholding and a toll-free customer service line for program participants (1-866-232-3733).The Department also provides fiscal employer agent services for individuals served through the Department of Health Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Waiver, as well as for adults with disabilities under the age of 60 served through the Department of Children and Families.
For more information, visit the program website at www.cdcplus.org.
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