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

CDChoices selected as the 2019 Nonprofit Organization of the Year!

October 1, 2019

CDChoices is honored and excited to share the news that we have been selected as the 2019 Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the Capital Region ...

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Empowering Independence Episode 4

August 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode 4 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, ...

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Continued Efforts to #SaveCDPA

August 13, 2019

Last month we told you about the NYS Department of Health (DOH) policy guidance to implement changes in reimbursement to Consumer Directed Personal ...

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Empowering Independence Episode 3 - Electronic Visit Verification

July 16, 2019

Welcome to Episode 3 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, ...

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