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Special Touch Home Care is one of the most well-respected and longest-running home care providers in New York. We are recognized experts in traditional home health aide services and run one of the fastest growing CDPAP programs in the city.

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What you should know about the Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

Arranging reliable home care for a loved one can be a daunting task. Not only do you want to find the best possible care, you also need to navigate a complex set of rules and regulations from insurance companies, medical providers, and government agencies. One option—the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)—offered by the state of New York enables patients to choose a friend or family member as their caregiver and use Medicaid funding to pay for their help. This is an alternative to traditional home health aide or home attendant service, and the patient or a family member (also…

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How to Become a CDPAP Paid Caregiver

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a wonderful initiative in New York that allows patients to choose their own caregivers. They are able to hire friends or family members to help as caregivers, or “Personal Assistants”, and assist with the daily needs of their home care. In this way, family friends and loved ones—who would likely provide care regardless of the situation—gain the benefit of being paid for the valuable care that they’re providing, and the patient is able to work with someone they feel comfortable with in their own home. If you are interested in taking part…

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