1. Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program (CDPAP) cdpaanys.org

    This Medicaid program provides services to chronically ill or physically disabled individuals who have a medical need for help with activities of daily living (ADLs) or skilled nursing services.
    Services can include any of the services provided by a personal care aide (home attendant), home health aide, or nurse. Recipients have flexibility and freedom in choosing their caregivers.
    The consumer or the person acting on the consumer’s behalf (such as the parent of a disabled or chronically ill child) assumes full responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, and – if need be – terminating the employment of persons providing the services.

    To be eligible for CDPAP, an individual must:

    Be Medicaid eligibile;
    Be eligible for home care services, personal care services, or private duty nursing;
    Require some or total assistance with one or more home care, personal care, or skilled nursing service;
    Have a stable medical condition; and
    Be self-directing or have a designated representative who is willing and competent to assume the roles and responsibilities that go with the program.

    Contact Information



    CDPAANYS 272 Broadway Albany, NY 12204