Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program

It is the goal of Advanced Home Care’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) to allow individuals with disabilities and other medical conditions more control over their personal assistance services.  This allows an individual the ability to manage his or her care and make decisions based upon his or her own individualized needs.

Advanced Home Care is an approved provider of CDPAP services by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).  Unlike traditional Medicaid PCA services under the New York State Medicaid Program, CDPAP enables the consumer to recruit, interview, hire, train, supervise, and dismiss his or her assistant.  In addition, the consumer determines the hours and days of service.

Consumer’s Responsibilities under CDPAP
The Consumer’s responsibilities under the NYSDOH CDPAP are as follows:

  1. recruit, interview, hire, train, supervise and dismiss their personal assistant(s)
  2. hire as many personal assistants as required to accommodate their health care needs and lifestyle
  3. develop a working relationship with their personal assistant
  4. receive assistance from Advanced Home Care in recruiting and training personal assistants, service coverage, and personnel management
  5. receive information on issues that impact individuals who receive home care.

Eligibility Requirements
Consumers must be eligible for New York State Medicaid and be currently receiving or approved to receive personal care service by the Department of Social Services.  Furthermore, the Consumer must be medically stable and self-directing. Find out more about the Click here to find out more about the CDPAP Program.