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Queens CDPAP Program and Caregiver Resources

Whether you are dealing with a recent accident, a chronic illness, a disability or the effects of the aging process, you may require medical care in order to continue living within the comfort of your own home. If you live in Queens and qualify for Medicaid, you can access an innovative form of assistance known as the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP).

CDPAP is a program offered to New York and the borough of Queens as a way to help residents continue to live in the comfort of their own homes, and allow those who may already be helping as their caregivers—friends, relatives, or neighbors—to be paid a salary for their time. Special Touch CDPAP has a location in Queens as well as locations throughout New York City, and we help people to take part—and thrive—in this program.

Our team of experts has been providing home care for people in New York for several decades, and we help to run the logistics of taking part in CDPAP from our Queens location, from assisting applicants in navigating the onboarding process, to helping those who wish to take part as assistants, and managing the logistics of the program as a fiscal intermediary.

Our Queens Location

Special Touch Queens

Special Touch Queens
147-20 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11435

You can call 718-627-1122 and request to speak with a CDPAP Personal Assistant Recruiter whom will be able to answer any additional questions you may have, or get you started on your way to becoming a personal assistant. You can also fill out our contact form if you would prefer to receive a call directly from us.

Resources for caregivers in Queens

Community support is key to the caregiving role, and at Special Touch we are strong advocates of the well-being of our network of caregivers and patients. There is also a wide range of community resources for residents of Queens. Here is a list of a few places to start:

  • CARE NYC provides support to caregivers throughout New York City, including two locations in Queens. It offers respite planning, peer support groups, education and caregiver skills and more.
  • 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.  
  • SNAP, or Services Now for Adult Persons, runs the SNAP of Eastern Queens Innovative Senior Center. The organization offers a caregivers program featuring support groups, individual counseling, and educational workshops.
  • Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands is a community service program of the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. It offers a respite program with trained volunteers serving caregivers in Queens as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Disclaimer: The list above represents a starting point for exploring support services in Queens, 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.