Familiar Faces on the Air!

Did you hear a familiar voice coming from your TV screen? It may have been the new CDChoices commercial! The commercial is now airing on broadcast TV and social media channels, as well as digital platforms. Featuring CDChoices staff members Nihal, Annie, Brian, Blaise, Denise, Melissa and Antionette, the commercial...

CDChoices in the News

Tom Grimes, CDChoices Consumer and a member of the CDChoices Board of Directors, was featured in an interview on Spectrum News earlier this month. Tom, who has been a Consumer with CDChoices since our founding, and his long-time Personal Assistant Amy, spoke about how Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA)...

CDChoices Offers Options for People in Need of Long Term Care

CDChoices is in the news! An article published in the Troy Record featured testimonials from two people who use Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) - Denise DiNoto (Consumer) and Jim Shelffo (Designated Representative). Denise, who is also employed as the CDChoices Communications and Outreach Specialist, is quoted in the article saying...

#FactFriday – Where Do Consumers Reside?

When CDChoices conducts Consumer surveys, we try to gather samples from both self-directing Consumers and Designated Representatives (DRs). We compare the findings to determine if there are any significant differences or surprising similarities. The results of our recent coronavirus survey show a difference in living situations for self-directing Consumers and...

The Results are In…

Here at CDChoices, we like to use data to support our claims. When the coronavirus pandemic began, we suspected our Consumers would face certain difficulties but soon realized we were wrong. To help us get a clearer picture of our Consumers' needs, we conducted a survey.  We are in the...

CDChoices Obtains Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The Coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 have disrupted lives. People with disabilities are facing unique barriers to their independence as they navigate changes caused by the pandemic.  Shortly after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued the New York State on PAUSE Executive Order, CDChoices began to hear anecdotal stories of the challenges...

May 2020 Program Update

COVID-19 Survey Reminder A few weeks ago, we sent a survey to all Consumers and Designated Representatives (DRs) to get information about your concerns related to managing your Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) during the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey. If you have not...

CDChoices Receives Donation From CDPHP

CDChoices has teamed up with health insurer CDPHP to provide its Consumers and their home care employees with cloth face masks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order requiring New Yorkers – including frontline staff – to wear face coverings in public....

April 2019 Program Update

Read the latest news and updates from CDChoices in this month's Program Update. If you are a Consumer or Designated Representative, login to the secure Consumer portal to read the full copy. Included in this month's issue: CDChoices Response to Coronavirus CDChoices has changed our operations to keep our staff safe...