Consumer Directed Choices | Respite Care & CDAP New York

Flexible Home Care That You Manage

Need In-Home Care?

  • Take total control of your care
  • Pay your loved ones to care for you
  • Find professionals that best fit your needs
  • Have an aide? We’ll coordinate the paperwork!
  • Superior customer service & consumer workforce recruitment portal

Looking for Work?

  • Make a difference in the life of a senior or a person with disabilities
  • Weekly pay, high wages and paid time off
  • Excellent benefits
  • Flexible work hours
  • Easy-to-use online job search

Who We Are

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Are You Eligible for CDPA Services

To use Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA), you must be:

Eligible for Medicaid (including Long Term Care services)
Currently living in New York
You or a designated representative are willing to manage the recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and termination of a personal assistant

How Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Works



A practitioner through the Department of Health (DOH) and Maximus Health Services, Inc., contracted under the New York Independent Assessor (NYIA) will complete 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.



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.



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 benefits services.



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

Success Stories and Testimonials

Are You Ready to Take Control of Your Care?

If you are already a consumer with CDChoices, create a profile by clicking here, and start looking for caregivers in the Workforce Recruitment Portal.

    Ultimately Medicaid and your Managed Care Plan will determine your eligibility.

    We are a proud member of CDPAANYS, Applied Self-Direction, Capital Region Chamber, NYSHCA and NYSID!

    CDChoices consumers can offer their NEW caregivers sign-on bonuses!
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