What Are the CDPAP Requirements for NY?

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...

What is a Fiscal Intermediary? The Comple Guide

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...

The Complete Guide to Alzheimer’s Respite Care

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...

What is CDPAP? Everything You Need to Know

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...

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

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...

How to Pick the Right Personal Assistant for Your Elderly Loved One

Personal Assistants Can Make a Huge Impact in Seniors’ Lives  Finding a personal in-home care assistant for your elderly loved one is a highly sensitive priority. The person you choose will take on a tremendous responsibility. Caring for vulnerable individuals requires a big heart and a great deal of patience.  Today, we...

Tuesday Tip: Safety in the Home

Each week, CDChoices' Peer Mentor shares tips on our social media. This week's #TipTuesday involves workplace safety in the home. #TipTuesday:  Consumers/DRs:  teach your staff how to stay safe in the kitchen to prevent serious injury.  Even if an employee exhibits confidence about tasks required of them, it’s still a good...

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