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Advocate keeps up fight for older adults to live independently

CDChoices Compliance Manager, Melissa Groves, spoke to Spectrum News about aging with a disability and how Medicaid, state-funded programs like CDChoices, allow people with disabilities and seniors to remain in their homes and receive home care as they age. John-Jay Steinhardt, a CDChoices program user, is 67 with a number of health-related challenges, including epilepsy. […]

Christopher Graber Of Consumer Directed Choices On Five Things We Must Do to Improve the U.S. Healthcare System

Jake Frankel of Authority Magazine interviewed Chris Graber, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CDChoices, in an interview series called “5 Things We Must Do To Improve the U.S. Healthcare System.” Chris spoke about his journey with CDChoices, joining in 2006 as a bookkeeper, working his way up to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2011, and […]

CDChoices named Best Place to Work

On June 8, 2023, CDChoices was awarded Best Place to Work at the 2023 Chamber Business Awards. CDChoices is honored and thrilled to be presented with this award by the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce. It has only reinforced our commitment to providing our employees a positive and fulfilling work environment. Success as a company is […]

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 […]

Compliance Manager, Melissa Groves, speaks at 28th Annual Elder Law Forum

Compliance Manager, Melissa Groves, spoke at the 28th Annual Elder Law Forum, hosted by Pierro, Connor and Strauss. Melissa spoke to the New York Independent Assessor process, changes in Medicaid eligibility rules, and why consumer directed personal assistance (CDPA) is needed now more than ever. CDChoices is proud to be part of the strategy when […]

The Herzog Law Firm hosts a live weekly radio show: The Estate & Medicaid Planning Hour

Consumer Directed Choices, Inc. CEO Chris Graber appeared as a guest during Herzog Law Estate & Medicaid Planning Hour’s live radio show on Magic 100.5FM/590AM. Chris spoke about what led him to CDChoices, the services CDChoices provides as a Fiscal Intermediary, and why awareness for self-direction is critical to our community. You can listen to […]

Finding help and resources for families raising kids with disabilities

CDChoices was featured on Spectrum News on April 15, 2023. March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and April is Autism Awareness Month. Desiree Santana is a designated representative for two (2) boys: one (1) who has Cerebral Palsy, and one (1) who has Autism. Desiree speaks to how caring for two (2) disabled children and […]

The Greater Good: Volunteers Clean Yards

CDChoices was featured on News Channel 13 on April 14, 2023, in recognition of National Volunteer Month. CDChoices partnered with Umbrella of the Capital District, a non-profit agency who provides low-cost home improvements to seniors and people with disabilities in the Capital Region. CDChoices chose Umbrella of the Capital District due to their similarly shared mission. […]

CDChoices Pays It Forward

CDChoices was featured on WNYT News Channel 13 on February 27, in celebration of World Kindness Day by sharing staff’s initiative to distribute gift cards to residents of Albany. Marketing and Outreach Specialist Marian Eck, Marketing and Outreach Associate Myakye Aung and Office Operations Supervisor Annie Winsman spearheaded the initiative by personally handing out $10 […]

CDChoices featured in The Daily Gazette: HIGH NOTES

The Daily Gazette featured Consumer Directed Choices (CDChoices) on January 1, 2023, highlighting our agency-wide “adopt a family.” Staff at CDChoices adopted a family with a member who has developmental disabilities, with employees delivering gifts in person and listening to the family’s stories. The family received a trunk full of gifts for the parents, their […]