Category Archives: Eligibility

Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover CDPAP?

As aging populations and individuals with disabilities seek independence and personalized care, programs like New York State’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) have emerged to meet this growing demand for self-directed care. The CDPA program allows recipients to select, train, and manage their caregivers, who assist with daily activities right in the comfort of […]

When Does Autism Qualify for In-Home Care?

If you care for someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may have asked yourself that very question. And while the answer isn’t entirely simple, it’s far from as complicated as you might think. The good news is Consumer Directed Choices is here to help you navigate the process, and empower you and your family […]

Brain Injuries and CDPAP: A Guide to CDPAP Services for Someone With A Brain Injury

Brain injuries are often silent battles, unseen by many but deeply felt by those affected, with the impact often rippling through every aspect of life—from physical abilities to cognitive function, emotional well-being, and beyond. It’s why, each year in March, Brain Injury Awareness Month is celebrated to bring attention to the prevention of brain injuries […]

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 […]