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About

CDPAP New York United

What is CDPAP?

Introducing CDPAP New York United, a fresh advocacy initiative dedicated to preserving the operations of all high-quality CDPAP agencies, ensuring they can continue their crucial service to members. We vehemently oppose the Department of Health’s agenda to diminish the industry, recognizing the detrimental impact it will have on consumers, employees, and the state as a whole.

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) empowers individuals eligible for Medicaid home care services to handpick, train, and direct their own family members or close friends as caregivers. This unique approach alleviates concerns about having strangers in the home and overcomes language barriers, benefiting both parties. Caregivers are compensated for their invaluable support, while recipients receive personalized care and comfort within the familiarity of their own homes.

Empowering Freedom

The Benefits of CDPAP for Care Recipients and Taxpayers

Your Freedom of Choice

CDPAP allows for the appointment of close relatives, such as adult children, as caregivers who are remunerated for their time and effort. No certification or licensing is required, granting caregivers the flexibility to provide various services, including medication administration, personal hygiene assistance, housekeeping, meal preparation, and the use of medical equipment. Should the need arise, recipients retain the autonomy to change caregivers at their discretion, ensuring they receive the care they deserve from individuals they trust.

Scheduling Versatility

With CDPAP, recipients have the liberty to design a schedule tailored to their unique needs and lifestyle preferences. Unlike traditional home care models, which impose rigid daily schedules, CDPAP empowers individuals to allocate weekly hours flexibly, aligning with their day-to-day requirements. This puts recipients firmly in control, offering a level of autonomy and empowerment often overlooked in conventional care settings.

Cost-Effective Solution

By fostering competition within the industry, CDPAP serves as a cost-saving measure for taxpayers. The proposed elimination of CDPAP agencies by New York State threatens to drive up costs, ultimately burdening taxpayers with increased financial strain.

Advocate for CDPAP

Ensure Continued Support for Homebound Older Adults in New York

Raise your voice in support of CDPAP by reaching out to your New York State Senator and Assembly Member. Let them know that you stand behind the continuation of this vital program, which enables Medicaid-eligible homebound older adults to receive care from trusted individuals within their community, all while ensuring fair compensation for their invaluable contributions. Now is the time to advocate for the preservation of CDPAP and uphold the dignity and well-being of those who rely on its services.

Maximize Savings for CDPAP New York United Taxpayers

Flexibility

CDPAP offers flexibility in caregiver selection, enabling individuals to receive care from trusted sources such as family members or friends, fostering personalized and compassionate assistance. This flexibility allows participants to tailor their care to their unique needs, promoting individualized support and a higher quality of life.

Empowerment

CDPAP empowers individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities to manage their own care, providing them with a sense of control and dignity. Participants have the autonomy to hire, train, and direct their caregivers, ensuring their preferences and choices are respected.

Impact

The program has a significant impact on the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities, offering consistency of care and fostering independence. However, recent budget proposals in New York State have raised concerns about the future of the program, highlighting the need for continued advocacy and support.

About CDPAP

CDPAP New York United is dedicated to preserving the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, ensuring individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities have control over their care.

Upcoming Events

Join CDPAP New York United for upcoming advocacy rallies and informational sessions aimed at supporting the continuation of vital CDPAP services.

Resources

CDPAP New York United offers guidance and support for navigating changes to the CDPAP program, providing resources to empower caregivers and recipients.

SUPPORT THE INITIATIVE

Share Your Experience with CDPAP New York United

Share your thoughts and experiences with CDPAP New York United. Your feedback and involvement helps to improve our services and support.

"We are at a point as a society where we focus on healthcare, and we focus on making sure that our loved ones have the ability to live a quality of life that surely allows them to stay at home."

Nader Sayegh

NY Assembly

"Eliminating hundreds of agencies is not good business for the State of New York. New York State's attempt to eliminate CDPAP agencies will reduce competition and drive-up costs, which are borne by the taxpayers," 

Ed Kelley

Director of Public Affairs

Stand Up for CDPAP

Mobilize, Advocate, and Secure a Brighter Future!

In this critical moment, your voice carries immense weight. By raising awareness, mobilizing support, and advocating for the preservation of CDPAP services, you can make a tangible difference in ensuring the program's strength and sustainability for generations to come. Let us unite in solidarity to uphold the principles of dignity, choice, and accessibility inherent in the CDPAP program, securing a brighter future for you, your loved ones, and countless others in need of compassionate care.