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

Help us #SaveCDPA!

June 11, 2019

Help us #SaveCDPA on Wednesday, June 19!Earlier this year when Fiscal Intermediaries and Consumers across the state took action to preserve Consumer ...

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Empowering Independence Episode 1

May 17, 2019

CDChoices is proud to bring you episode 1 of the new podcast Empowering Independence! Join Blaise, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach ...

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Advocacy in Action

March 26, 2019

This Spring, advocates from CDChoices joined others to educate legislators about the importance of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA). They ...

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CDPA in Action: Jocelyn

March 22, 2019

Jocelyn has been using Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) since she graduated from High School in 2011. She lives in Schenectady with her ...

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