CDChoices welcomes Catherine (Kate) Budlong, Director of Programs and Business Development

The CDChoices Team is excited to welcome Kate Budlong as our Director of Programs and Business Development! In this role, Kate will have oversight and responsibility for program operations, growth, compliance, and advocacy. Kate comes from an accomplished background in health care non-profit leadership, and we are grateful to have...

Consumer Directed Choices, Inc. is collecting personal care and household items for the Veterans Miracle Center

In honor of National Military Appreciation month, donations of personal care and household items are being collected by Consumer Directed Choices Inc. (CDChoices) for the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany. The CDChoices team is making personal donations and acting as a drop-off location for community donations. Brian Frasier, Chief Financial...

Non-Profit Organizations Volunteer to Help Veterans, Ukrainian Families

Employees at CDChoices rolled up their sleeves at Jezreel International and the Veteran’s Miracle Center warehouse on Friday, April 22, 2022. The team provided some much-needed help unboxing and organizing incoming donations that will be distributed to both local charities, as well as shipped internationally to countries with high poverty...

Post Budget: Fair Pay Advocates Dissapointed

On April 15th, consumer Blaise Bryant spoke about the three dollars increase for personal care workers over the next two years that was included in the New York State Budget. “Blaise Bryant, who is completely blind and requires a part-time aide, says the three-dollar increase isn’t enough. He thinks the Governor’s...

Disabled Activists Fight NYS Restrictions To Medicaid Home Care Eligibility

On March 18th, a group of disabled activists joined to fight NYS restrictions to Medicaid home care eligibility. Included in the 2020-21 budget was a policy that restricted the eligibility criteria for home care. This policy eliminates level 1 care from consideration of home care eligibility. This means that individuals...

CDChoices CEO, Chris Graber, named one of 25 winners of the Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards

CDChoices CEO, Chris Graber, is one of 25 winners of the 2021 Empire Whole Health Heroes Awards, an award honoring Capital Region leaders who reflect the dedication of Empire BlueCross to demonstrate a commitment to public safety and wellness in our state. Chris says, “I am proud to look back and see that,...

CDChoices’ Workforce Recruitment Portal featured in Albany Business Review’s BizSpotlight

On December 17th, 2021, Consumer Directed Choices was featured in Albany Business Review's BizSpotlight regarding the launch of our enhanced, easy-to-use workforce recruitment portal to connect individuals in need of home care services with “personal assistants” or caregivers. CDChoices believes that this new technology will streamline the hiring process and...

CDChoices’ Workforce Recruitment Portal featured in Southern Dutchess News

On December 15th, 2021, Consumer Directed Choices was featured in Southern Dutchess News, regarding the launch of our enhanced, easy-to-use workforce recruitment portal to connect individuals in need of home care services with “personal assistants” or caregivers. CDChoices believes that this new technology will streamline the hiring process and provide...

CDChoices’ Workforce Recruitment Portal featured in Northern Dutchess News

On December 15th, 2021, Consumer Directed Choices was featured in Northern Dutchess News regarding the launch of our enhanced, easy-to-use workforce recruitment portal to connect individuals in need of home care services with “personal assistants” or caregivers. CDChoices believes that this new technology will streamline the hiring process and provide...

CDChoices consumers can offer their NEW caregivers sign-on bonuses!
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