To participate in the CDPAP program you must:
-Live in New York.
-Be a Medicaid recipient.
-Require assistance with activities of daily living or skilled care.
-Be “self-directing” and able to make decisions on your own, or have an advocate who makes decisions on your behalf.
CDPAP puts you in control of your own home care. You designate the person you trust to be your caregiver.
Your caregiver is not selected by a home care agency. You can hire a friend, family member or anyone else you trust.
CDPAP allows your friends and family members to be compensated for the time they spend caring for you.
Medicaid pays for CDPAP services. There are no costs to you to enroll and participate in the CDPAP program. It is free to participate in the CDPAP program.
You can hire anyone you trust to provide support and care.
You cannot hire your designated representative (such as those who hold Power of Attorney) or your spouse.