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CDPAP Consumer Guide

Our Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Guide is here to answer many questions you may have about CDPAP. Making sure to find the right personal assistant is crucial to receiving the best possible care. To empower the consumer, we’ve created this personal guide to help you find and employ the best caregiver for yourself or your loved one. 

Checking References

If you are hiring a friend or relative known to you, you may choose not check references. Before you make a decision about hiring a stranger as an assistant, check each person’s references. Call former employers if possible as listed on your application. Look carefully at how long they were employed at each place. Ask former employers if the applicant worked there and the dates worked. You may ask any and all questions you like, but the previous employers are not legally required to provide you the information. If work references are not available, check personal references.