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CDChoices is featured in McKnight’s Home Care Daily News

It’s no business secret that higher pay generally leads to better retention, recruitment and employee satisfaction. In an industry experiencing a worsening workforce shortage and growing needs of the consumer, this is essential. Direct care workers provide invaluable support services to seniors and people with disabilities. Click here to read more...

CEO Christopher Graber meets with Congressman Paul Tonko to advocate for CDPAP funding

CDChoices CEO Christopher Graber participated in a round table discussion with Congressman Paul Tonko this past month to advocate for CDPA funding pertaining to the Better Care Better Jobs Act. This legislation would provide a historic investment that prioritizes wage and benefit increases to workers who provide care to...

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...

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...

CDChoices Staff Member Interviewed for Forbes

Denise DiNoto, CDChoices Communication and Outreach Specialist Home and community-based services, like Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA)  have been the topic of many conversations lately. President Biden's American Jobs Plan includes a proposed $400 billion in additional federal funding for these services. Comedian John Oliver even mentioned community care recently during this episode of...

Consumer Directed Choices continues to grow our team!

We’re excited to announce the appointment of Hongwei Zhang as Director of Operations. Hongwei will manage office operations, information technology, business and market analytics and brand awareness. Hongwei is a graduate of the University of Albany where she obtained degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. She also holds a master’s...

CDChoices Announces Increased Wages for Direct Care Workers

Consumer Directed Choices (CDChoices), a nonprofit corporation providing services to seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), announces increased pay rates that their Consumers select, set, and control for their employed home care workers. This increase comes on the heels of the...

CDChoices to Host International Children’s Book Day Livestream in Partnership with St. Ambrose School

Consumer Directed Choices is partnering with St. Ambrose School in Latham, New York to host an International Children’s Book Day Facebook Live. Denise DiNoto of CDChoices will be reading the book “Butterfly on Wheels” by Albany native author Shameka Andrews.  Denise is a strong advocate for individuals living with disabilities...