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Become a Paid Caregiver Today!

The New York Medicaid Consumer Directed Assisted Program (CDPAP) allows individuals who require assistance with daily tasks and/or medical conditions to recruit, hire, and direct their own home care workers. If you are interested in being an in-home caregiver, fill out our quick application form.

In-Home Care Aide Pay Rate and Benefits

Pay Rate

While pay varies based on weekly tasks, hours worked and the city services are provided, we pay the highest rates at $27.83/hour.

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.

Caregiver Responsibilities

Caregivers provide essential support and assistance to individuals in need of help with daily activities due to age, illness, or disability. The specific tasks they perform can vary depending on the needs and preferences of the person receiving care, but here are some common tasks that in-home caregivers may be responsible for:

Personal Care:

Assist with bathing, showering, and grooming.
Help with toileting and incontinence care.
Assisting with dressing/undressing.
Help with oral hygiene.

Mobility Assistance:

Help getting in and out of bed or a wheelchair.
Assist with walking or using mobility aids (e.g., walkers, canes).
Helping the individual with transitions between different seating or resting positions.

Meal Preparation:

Plan and cook meals that meet clients’ dietary needs.
Feeding assistance (if required).

Household Chores:

Light housekeeping tasks, such as doing laundry and cleaning.
Grocery shopping and meal planning.
Organizing and maintaining a safe and comfortable living environment.


Provide companionship and emotional support.
Engage in conversation, reading, and/or playing games.
Accompany the individual to appointments, social outings, or running errands.

Respite Care:

Provide temporary relief to primary caregivers (usually family members) to prevent caregiver burnout.

Medication Management and Health Monitoring:

Administer medications according to prescribed schedules.
Keep track of medication refills and coordinate with healthcare providers.
Monitor the individual’s overall health and well-being.
Report any changes in health status to family members or healthcare providers.
Keep detailed records of care provided, including medications administered, changes in condition, and any incidents or accidents.
Assist with medical equipment or devices as needed.

Following a Care Plan:

Following care plans is a crucial aspect of providing quality in-home care. Care plans are customized documents that outline the specific needs, preferences, and routines of the individual receiving care. They serve as a guide for caregivers to ensure that they provide the best possible support and assistance.

It’s important to note that the specific tasks performed by in-home caregivers can vary greatly based on the individual’s needs and the caregiver’s qualifications. Caregivers often work closely with healthcare professionals and family members to develop and adjust care plans as necessary to ensure the individual’s well-being and comfort.

Safety and Security:

Ensure the home environment is free from hazards.
Implement fall prevention measures.
Respond to emergencies or managing emergency situations.

Specialized Care:

Some caregivers may have specialized training to provide care for individuals with specific medical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or diabetes.

End-of-Life Care:

Provide compassionate care and emotional support to individuals in hospice or palliative care situations.

Extra Caregiver Responsibility:

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