Getting Started

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance

How does consumer directed personal assistance work?

A Four Step Guide

1st

RECEIVE YOUR EVALUATION

First, a practitioner through the Department of Health (DOH) and Maximus Health Services, Inc., contracted under the New York Independent Assessor (NYIA) will complete a home care evaluation and issue a practitioner’s order required to authorize services. CDChoices does NOT determine eligibility for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA).

2nd

DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY

Your Local Department of Social Services or Managed Care Plan will determine if you are self-directing and how many hours of care you are eligible to receive. If you are not self-directing, a designated representative can direct your care.

3rd

SELECT YOUR HOME CARE

Congratulations! You’ve decided that CDPA is right for you. Now choose a Fiscal Intermediary like CDChoices.

4th

CHOOSE YOUR ASSISTANTS

After you have completed the first three steps, it’s time to recruit, hire and train the people you want to employ as your home care workers or personal assistants.

Are you ready to take control of your care?

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