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.

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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

Looking for Help? It All Starts with an Ad.

June 29, 2021

Writing an effective job ad is something that takes practice. If you find that you don’t get a good response, sometimes tweaking it by rewording ...

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Tuesday Tip: Safety in the Home

May 11, 2021

Each week, CDChoices' Peer Mentor shares tips on our social media. This week's #TipTuesday involves workplace safety in the home.#TipTuesday: ...

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CDChoices Staff Member Interviewed for Forbes

April 29, 2021

Denise DiNoto, CDChoices Communication and Outreach SpecialistHome and community-based services, like Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) ...

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Consumer Directed Choices continues to grow our team!

April 19, 2021

We’re excited to announce the appointment of Hongwei Zhang as Director of Operations. Hongwei will manage office operations, information ...

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