CDPAP Specialist

Direct Personal Care Inc.

Home Care located in Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens, NY

If you want to have more control over your home care, then New York state’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is for you. The care experts at Direct Personal Care Inc. in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Kew Gardens, Queens, can help you apply for CDPAP and help arrange for your care. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.


What is CDPAP?

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, or CDPAP, is a Medicaid-funded home care program for residents of New York state. CDPAP gives you more control over your home care, enabling you to personally recruit, hire, and direct your home care worker. CDPAP participants can even hire their friends or family members to be their home care provider.

Am I eligible for CDPAP?

You need to meet three particular criteria to be eligible for CDPAP. You must:

  • Be enrolled in Medicaid
  • Require at-home care and have a stable medical condition
  • Be self-directing or have a representative who is willing and able to direct your care

There are a few other qualifications to meet to successfully enroll in CDPAP, but if you satisfy the above requirements, the experts at Direct Personal Care Inc. can help walk you through the rest of the enrollment process. Their friendly staff helps you sort through the different types of Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) programs and oversee your application process. Call the office today to speak to a friendly provider who can help you with your enrollment.

What are the advantages of CDPAP?

The best part about CDPAP is that you get to personally choose your own caregiver, and they don’t necessarily have to be licensed or certified for you to be able to officially hire them through the program. That means that if you have a family member, child, or trusted friend who you’d like to be your personal caregiver, you can officially hire and pay them through CDPAP. The only restriction is that you’re not allowed to hire your spouse to provide your care through CDPAP, but you can hire your children.

Another incredible advantage of CDPAP is that, unlike personal care aides (PCAs) and home health aides (HHAs), who can only provide custodial care like meal preparation, bathing, and dressing, CDPAP personal assistants can provide you with skilled care.

Call Direct Personal Care Inc. today to learn more about the benefits of CDPAP.

How do I get started with CDPAP?

The first step in getting started with CDPAP is to have a medical assessment performed by a nurse. After your assessment, you fill out a set of patient forms, then have your proposed assistant fill out a set of personal assistant forms. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the CDPAP application process, Direct Personal Care Inc. can help you through every step of the way. Call the office or book a visit online and speak to one of their friendly providers today, and get started with CDPAP today.

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