Consumers

CDChoices consumer Lori Rappleyea interviewed by Spectrum News

Earlier this week, Spectrum News published the article Local caregiver grateful for nonprofit instituting raises. Lori Rappleyea, CDChoices consumer and board member, shared how she utilized the pay wage increase CDChoices instituted earlier this year with her personal assistant, Barbara Fredericks. For Consumers enrolled in specific plans, the pay rate is...

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....

CDChoices Response to COVID-19

In an effort to do our part to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our office is temporarily closed. Staff will be working, but we will not be open to the public. CDChoices is temporarily suspending in-person meetings with our Consumers, Designated Representatives and their Personal Assistants....