How Does CDPAP Work?
CDPAP, or Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a unique, Medicaid program that gives the elderly or disabled the ability to manage their own care and make decisions based on their individual needs.

This program empowers the individual to reclaim independence and comfort in their life, while choosing someone they know and trust. The patient maintains total freedom of choice in setting their care schedule and directing how and when their plan of care is managed. CDPAP is a powerful and personal way to get the help you need at home.

How Does CDPAP Differ From Traditional Home Care?
In most home health care situations, home health aides providing assistance are unacquainted with the patient and may be unfamiliar with the patient’s preferences. There is no level of personal connection previously established between the patient and home care assistant. With the Medicaid CDPAP program, the individual in need can receive care from a friend or family member with whom they trust and are comfortable with, in order to provide the best possible home care personalized for the patient. This allows the patient to maintain a sense of independence, while still receiving the assistance and level of care needed.


  1. Patient must be enrolled in Medicaid to receive CDPAP services.
  2. Patient must live in the state of New York.
  3. Both the patient and caregiver must be at least 18 years old.
  4. Caregiver must be a legal resident of the United States.

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