Medicaid Covered CDPAP Program

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The CDPAP Program Is For Those That Need Help With Everyday Activities.

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The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, commonly referred to as “CDPAP,” is an innovative alternative to traditional home health aide service. If you require in-home care but prefer the assistance of someone you already know and trust, such as a friend or family member, this is the program for you.

Become a cdpap caregiver



Hire a loved one to
be your CDPAP caregiver.
Covered by Medicaid.


No special training or cost to participate. Just love.

How the CDPAP program works

Recipients of care, or “consumers” can select, hire, train, and manage their own caregivers. This may seem a bit overwhelming, however with Special Touch in your corner it’s quick and straightforward.

We work with caregivers, ensuring that their hiring documents and other necessary paperwork are complete and in order. With several Application Centers throughout the area, there’s a convenient location for everyone.

Our friendly staff members are well trained and informed on all aspects of the requirements of the program. Your assigned Care Representative will gladly answer any of your questions.

Now that we have reviewed the basics, download your guide to see the CDPAP application eligibility requirements.

Facts about CDPAP

1. CDPAP is a Medicaid funded program in New York

2. Caregivers do not need special training or licenses to provide one-of-a-kind care

3. Children, Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and even your nearest and dearest friend can become a caregiver. (Must be 18 years or older. Eligible to work in the USA)

4. Caregivers receive weekly payment from Special Touch Home Care

Download: Your free guide