Advancing community based supports to promote self-direction for seniors, people with disabilities and their families.

When it comes to your care, you want to work with people who understand your needs and treat you with the respect you deserve. CDChoices is a non-profit organization founded by people with disabilities. Our Board of Directors is a balanced group of program users, their family members, and other individuals dedicated to the Consumers' right to manage their care. With friendly staff members operating locally in the Greater Capital Region, we're here to help you get the care you need.

Here's why you should choose CDChoices:

Peer Mentor

CDChoice's Peer Mentor, Margie, has experience using CDPA and is trained to help Consumers who may have questions about hiring, training & supervising PAs.

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Guides And Tips

CDChoices wants you to be a successful employer and has compiled resources to help you.

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Quality Service

Our office and operations are based in the Capital Region. Our dedicated staff follow our core values of dignity, respect and empowerment for all.

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How Consumer Directed Personal Assistance works

RECEIVE
EVALUATION

Your physician will write a prescription (medical order) for a home care evaluation. This evaluation will determine if you require services, if you are self-directing, and how many hours of care you are eligible to receive.

DETERMINE
ELIGIBILITY

CDChoices does NOT determine eligibility for CDPA. Your Local Department of Social Services or Managed Long Term Care Plan will determine eligibility at the home care evaluation.

SELECT
HOME CARE

If you decide Consumer Directed Personal Assistance is right for you, you will need to choose a Fiscal Intermediary, like CDChoices, to provide payroll and benefit services.

DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Recruit, hire and train the people you want to employ as your home care workers or Personal Assistants.

CDChoices News & Events

Consumer Directed Choices Rebrands, Signifying A New Era for Home Care

January 13, 2021

Consumer Directed Choices (CDChoices) announces a rebranding initiative signifying a new era for the private nonprofit corporation. Since 2001, ...

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Learn More About Our New CEO

January 11, 2021

Last month, the CDChoices Board of Directors announced the appointment of Christopher Graber as CEO. Chris is no stranger to our Consumers and their ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

January 7, 2021

New York State has made available an "Eligibility Checker" website for people to check if they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine ...

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CDPA Personal Assistants Eligible for COVID Vaccine

January 6, 2021

New York State's vaccine plan has been updated to include home care workers, including personal assistants in CDPA, in Week 4 of the vaccination ...

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