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The Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes

In-home care is becoming increasingly popular among seniors and their families who are looking for more personalized and convenient care options. It offers many advantages over traditional nursing homes, such as greater flexibility and comfort, lower cost, and the opportunity to remain independent. This article will discuss the benefits of in-home care versus nursing homes […]

How a Fiscal Intermediary Helps You Manage Your Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program

Fiscal Intermediary Helps Manage CDPAP

The New York Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) empowers residents in the Empire New York State to take greater control over the quality of the care that they receive by employing people that they have selected receive by employing people they select to assist them. Beyond fostering greater independence for patients-turned-consumers, it also creates […]

What is a Professional Fiduciary Service?

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What is a Professional Fiduciary Service?At Consumer Directed Choices (CDChoices), we know how valuable home health care services are for helping you stay as independent as possible. We also understand that managing your care can be stressful, time-consuming, and confusing. If you don’t have the time or ability to manage the financial operations that your […]

A Complete Outline of CDPAP Personal Care Assistant Duties

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The New York Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a Medicaid initiative that allows people with disabilities and chronic illnesses to choose their own caregivers. This program gives participants greater control over their care, allowing them to select caregivers they have personally vetted and trust to provide them with services essential for their wellbeing. […]

What Are the CDPAP Requirements for NY?

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The New York Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) provides home care recipients with the ability to hire, train, manage, and compensate their personal assistants who provide caregiving services through Medicaid. This allows for greater freedom in choosing your quality of care. There are some key requirements that an eligible candidate must meet before they […]

What is a Fiscal Intermediary? The Complete Guide

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Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) allows home care recipients to take greater control of the services they receive. However, with these advantages also come an increased level of administrative responsibilities. This is where a Fiscal Intermediary comes in. A Fiscal Intermediary is an organization that provides financial and administrative on the behalf of the […]

The Complete Guide to Alzheimer’s Respite Care

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Alzheimer’s respite care provides caregivers for people living with Alzheimer’s disease some much-appreciated relief from their regular responsibilities. It can be a great way for caregivers to take a break and recharge, without feeling guilty or worrying about their loved one’s well-being. In New York State, primary caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease can directly […]

Why Many New Yorkers Prefer Personal Care vs Assisted Living

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When considering which type of care is best for your lifestyle and abilities, there are many different options. In New York State, two of the most popular options are employing a personal care assistant and assisted living services. However, when it comes to employing personal care assistants v. assisted living, many New Yorkers prefer the […]

What is CDPAP? Everything You Need to Know

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How CDPAP Benefits NY Residents CDPAP stands for “Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program.” This Medicaid-funded program allows residents in the state of New York with chronic health conditions or disabilities to select their preferred personal care provider, such as a home health attendant or nurse. The consumer-directed model allows for greater flexibility in making informed […]

Fulfilling Reasons to Pursue an In-Home Care Job in New York

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Is an In-Home Care Job the Right Career for You? If you share a passion for helping others, then it’s natural to prefer professional opportunities that involve making a difference in peoples’ lives. The work you choose reflects your personality, values, and talents. For some people, a rewarding career path involves a sense of service. […]