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.
What are Personal Assistance Services?
Personal Assistant Services (PAS) includes, but is not limited to, assistance with: dressing, eating, taking medications, personal hygiene, cooking, respite, communication, shopping, reading, paying bills, daily planning, getting in/out of bed, and assistive technology.
Whether you are looking for a personal assistant for the first time, or have utilized personal assistance services for many years, the CDPAP presented by Community Home Health Care believes this manual offers excellent tips on locating, training, and managing an assistant. Remember you hafve the right to choose an assistant that best matches the qualities and experience you desire
General Work Rules
Consumers should encourage a safe and pleasant work atmposphere. This can happen when everyone cooperates and commits to appropriate standards of behavior.
The following is a list of behaviors that the consumer may consider unacceptable. Any employee found engaging in these behaviors may be subject to disciplinary actions including reprimand, warning, or dismissal.
- Failure to be at work at the regular starting time.
- Willfully damaging, destroying, or stealing property belonging to the consumer.
- Engaging in disorderly conduct.
- Refusing or failing to carry out instructions of the consumer or their representative.
- Leaving your consumer unattended without permission
- Ignoring work duties as dictated by consumer Plan of Care
- Intentionally giving any false or misleading information to obtain employment.
- Using threatening or abusive language
- Falsifying any record.
- Willfully or habitually violating safety or health regulations.
- Failing to wear clothing conforming to the standards set by the consumer.
- Possessing firearms, weapons, alcohol, or drugs on consumer property.