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 headquartered 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.

More Info

Guides And Tips

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

More Info

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.

More Info

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

CDChoices to Host International Children’s Book Day Livestream in Partnership with St. Ambrose School

March 26, 2021

Consumer Directed Choices is partnering with St. Ambrose School in Latham, New York to host an International Children’s Book Day Facebook Live. ...

Read More

CDChoices Names New Chief Financial Officer

February 24, 2021

Consumer Directed Choices (CDChoices) announces the promotion of Brian Frasier to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Since 1997, CDChoices, a ...

Read More

Notification to all CDChoices Consumers and Their PAs - Important EVV Update!

February 17, 2021

Over the weekend of February 13, our CDChoices EVV vendor CareTime released an update to their app. Your Personal Assistants (PAs) clock ins and clock ...

Read More

Consumer Directed Choices Partners with Community, Work & Independence, Inc. to Assume Fiscal Intermediary Services to CDPA Consumers

February 11, 2021

Consumer Directed Choices (CDChoices), a nonprofit corporation providing services for seniors and individuals with disabilities ...

Read More