Special Touch CDPAP has a large presence in Brooklyn, with three conveniently located offices and a wide network of caregivers in the borough. If you require assistance in your daily life, whether due to a chronic illness, aging, a recent accident or disability—or you have a child or elderly relative who requires help—then the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) could be the program for you.
CDPAP offers a way for people to receive in-home care, and the care can be administered by neighbors, friends, or family members. Special Touch CDPAP helps to guide people through the process of applying for this program, by offering logistical support and our educated guidance through our vast knowledge and experience working with Managed Medicaid Care Plans that serve Brooklyn communities. For those interested, we are glad to provide consumers with resources for the recruitment of their own personal assistants. If you have a friend, relative or neighbor who would be able to help offer you in-home care, the CDPAP program will pay them a salary.
Our Brooklyn Locations
Call 718-627-1122 and request to speak with a CDPAP Care Representative. Your Care Representative will be able to help you get started as well as answer any questions you may have. If you would prefer that we call you directly, fill out the contact form.
- The Heights and Hills caregiver program in Brooklyn focuses on family members, friends, or neighbors who provide older adults with unpaid assistance, including emotional support, shopping, cooking, bathing, and bill paying.
- The JASA Brooklyn Caregiver Respite Program offers programs to enrich the lives of the aging in Brooklyn and all boroughs in New York—including this caregiver respite program.
- The website NYC Caregiver connects family caregivers in New York City with resources provided by the National Family Caregiver Support Program. You’ll find a wealth of information on the site as well as local resource centers in each of the five boroughs.
- The staff at Presbyterian Senior Services provides guidance as well a range of caregiver services. Presbyterian Senior Services has ‘Circle of Care’ stations in all five boroughs and offers help in both English and Spanish.
- SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is the world’s oldest and largest organization devoted to meeting the needs of elders in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) communities. The organization’s New York chapter offers caregiver training, support groups and additional supplemental services. The SAGE-GRIOT Innovative Senior Center is located in downtown Brooklyn.
Disclaimer: The list above represents a starting point for exploring support services in Brooklyn, but does not constitute an endorsement of any of the groups or organizations listed. Each reader should independently research any group they wish to participate in, and make an educated decision based on his or her specific needs.