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Families concerned by proposed changes to in-home caregiver program in New York

On March 29, 2024, CDChoices designated representative, Linda Siatkowski and her daughter spoke to Spectrum News about Gov. Kathy Hochul and her proposed changes to the increasingly popular Medicaid-funded Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. These changes could include eliminating what is called a designated representative for individuals who utilize a personal assistant, or caregiver, to perform daily tasks. The program allows Medicaid recipients to hire someone of their choosing to fill that role, and for individuals who aren’t able to make that decision themselves, the responsibility for hiring, managing and if needed, removing that individual from the position falls to the designated representative. Linda says, “She might end up in a group home, because I’m getting older. I’m not able to do as much as I used to be able to do.”

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