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Artificial Intelligence is here. How Will AI Benefit Consumers in 2024?

No doubt, you’ve heard a lot lately about Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short. This technology is already starting to revolutionize how we live our lives—and simultaneously impacting many industries, healthcare included. So, what does AI have in store for self-directed home care in 2024? From personalized wellness plans to advanced monitoring systems, AI has […]

10 Tips for Maximizing Respite Care

Life can often feel like a whirlwind, with everyone from parents to high-level executives feeling overwhelmed at times. In such situations, respite, or a period of rest or relief, becomes not only desirable but necessary. This is especially true for full-time caregivers, who dedicate their lives to caring for their loved ones while often putting […]

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?

Personal Assistant assisting with fiduciary services

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

personal care assistant duties

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?

CDpap caregiver requirements

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 […]