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Frequently asked questions
Home Care FAQ's
What is Home Health Care?
Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
What types of services are included in Home Health Care?
These services can include, but are not limited to:
What is a caregiver?
Caregivers attend to the needs of others. A caregiver can be a spouse or an adult child, friends, or a home health aide.
Does Boulevard screen their caregivers?
Yes! Boulevard Home Care conducts background checks, drug testing, skills competency testing, and certificate verification.
Does Boulevard accept Health Insurance, Medicare or Medicaid?
Yes, contact us today at 718-407-2420
What can a caregiver assist me with?
Various tasks including but not limited to:
What is CDPAP?
CDPAP is a Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program that allows people to hire and manage their own caregivers.
Who can I hire as a caregiver under the CDPAP Program?
Your son, daughter, grandchild, relative, friend or existing home attendant.
• Legal spouse
• A Designated representative (the person who makes home care decisions for you)
• Your Parent (if you are under 21).
Can a patient and caregiver live in the same household?
Yes, patient and caregivers can reside in the same household.
Do I need any certifications to be a CDPAP caregiver?
No. No certifications; no prior training is required.
What do i need to get approved as a CDPAP Caregiver
If you are 18 or older and authorized to work in the US, you can get approved.
Can Boulevard CDPAP replace my current Home Care Services?
Yes, depending on the type of care in your care plan, the CDPAP program can replace traditional home care services.
Can I switch my current CDPAP Service from another agency?
Yes. Call 718-407-2420 and we will assist you with the transition.
How much does the CDPAP program cost?
This is a Medicaid-funded program; you will not pay anything.
Do you have to be on Medicaid to qualify for CDPAP?
YES. This program is for Medicaid recipients only. Medicare is not enough. If you don’t have Medicaid but think you may be eligible, call 718-407-2420 to discuss your options.
Am I eligible for CDPAP?
How many hours can I work?
This depends on two things:
2. How many hours the consumer would like you to work.
All work hours are subject to labor regulations and policies.
Can I work 24 hours (overnight) for a patient?
The exact number of hours you can work depends on insurance approval and patient neccessity.
Do you pay overtime?
If the patient you serve is authorized to receive more than 40 hours per week AND you work over 40 hours in a given week, you’ll get paid overtime.
How much will I get paid?
Pay rates depend on the patient's location and insurance plan. Call and discuss your pay rate.