CMPAS is a personal care assistant program administered through Helping Restore Ability for adults with various disabilities. The CMPAS program is funded through a renewable contract from the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) to service Collins, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties.
CMPAS is offered to adults with various disabilities who are residents of our 11 county service area. Applicants must require assistance with at least one personal, daily living need such as bathing, dressing, toileting, transfer, feeding or meal preparation; require at least five (5) hours independent living assistance per week such as shopping, cleaning, laundry or exercise by walking, and provide a physician’s statement confirming a six month/temporary or permanent disability.
CMPAS offers persons with disabilities the opportunity to be in charge of their program. This unique program offers assistance not only at the home, but also at work, school, or medical/therapy appointments. The CMPAS program coordinator schedules an assessment
with the potential consumer and/or their family to determine the types of assistance the individual requires and the number of hours needed to provide the help based on DADS guidelines. At the initial assessment, it is determined by those involved if the person
receiving the service will be able to directly supervise their own program of care through the personal care assistant they choose to employ. In the case that decisions for care are unmanageable by the consumer, a family member or representative may be appointed to
function in that capacity on their behalf. Also, a sliding scale co-payment fee allows persons with disabilities whose monthly income exceeds DADS guidelines to participate in the program. No one is denied services based on income alone.
CMPAS provides program orientation to personal care attendants.
The program is obligated to refer personal care assistants to consumers, but the consumers have the final decision on whom they hire.