About CDPAP

CDPAP - Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program - New York State

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What is CDPAP?

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a New York State Medicaid program that allows consumers to recruit, hire, and direct their own home care workers. One of the highlights of the program is that it allows consumers to hire family members and friends to be their home health aide. The CDPAP program focuses on individuals living with chronic medical conditions or physical disabilities and have trouble with daily living activities or require skilled nursing assistance. Learn more about CDPAP eligibility.

Who Qualifies for CDPAP?

Any person 18 years of age and older can receive services following a community health assessment and a clinical appointment completed by the New York Independent Assessor (NYIA) to determine if the consumer can participate in CDPAP.
Consumers under 18 years of age can receive services if their doctor submits a completed Physician’s Order for Services to the local social services district, which then completes the community health assessment to determine the consumers eligibility to participate in CDPAP.

How to Apply for NY Medicaid

You can apply for NY Medicaid in the following ways:

CDPAP Responsibilities

CDPAP Consumer Responsibilities

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Must be willing and able to make informed decisions regarding the management of the services received, or designate a relative or trusted adult able and willing to help make informed choices
Must be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and termination caregivers
Arrange for back-up coverage when necessary
Arrange and coordinate other services
Keep payroll records
Review the plan of care with each personal home health aide outlining their responsibilities
Maintain an appropriate home environment

Caregiver Duties / Responsibilities

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Providing personal care to the CDPAP consumer
Planning and providing meal prep
Medication management
Light housekeeping work around the consumers home
Transportation
Maintain client safety
Provide company and companionship
Provide home health aide services, such as administering injections
Provide skilled nursing tasks under the instruction, supervision and direction of a consumer or their designated representative
Other health care duties as needed

Family Caregiver Pay Rate and Benefits

Pay Varies

While pay varies based on weekly tasks, hours worked and the city services are provided, hourly rates range from $16.20 - $21.09 (These rates are a general range and do not indicate the highest paying CDPAP rates).

Overtime Pay

Overtime hours and overtime pay are available. A nurse will assess how much care a consumer requires and determine your schedule. Overtime pay rates can range between $24 - $31.63 an hour.
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Caregiver Wellness

Beyond being paid to care for a loved one, caregivers may also receive free counseling services, access to a local caregiver support program, and have access to a caregiver wellness program.

Frequently Asked Questions

01. Who Is Eligible For CDPAP?
Consumers must require assistance with activities of daily living or skilled care, have a stable medical condition, and be self directing or have a designated representative that is willing and able to direct care as per the program’s requirements.
02. Who Can Serve As The Care Assistant?
Family members, friends and other individuals are eligible to provide care. However, spouses may not serve as a personal assistant under CDPAP.
03. Do Personal Assistants Need A Special License Or Certification?
No, they do not.
04. How Does Someone Enroll In CDPAP?
The process of enrolling in CDPAP can be confusing. The good news is that there is help. Give us a call and a CDPAP specialist will guide you through every step of the enrollment process.

Advantages Of CDPAP Vs Traditional Home Care

Close relatives such as children can get paid to provide care.
Personal assistants are not required to have special certification or licensing.
Personal assistants can administer skilled services such as wound care, giving shots, and suctioning tracheostomies.