Residents of Yonkers and Westchester who are moving through a medically challenging period in their lives, whether a chronic illness, disability, aging, or recent accident, often prefer to be able to heal within the comfort of their own home. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), initiated by New York State, offers the chance to do this—with a whole slew of additional benefits.
Special Touch CDPAP offers this program via its physical location in Yonkers, in addition to our locations throughout New York City. People who quality for Medicaid can apply for CDPAP, and gain the ability to hire somebody they know and trust already to work as their caregiver. This could be a family member, friend or neighbor who is already helping you in some way. The program pays them a salary for their time, thus taking away the difficult choice that loved ones often fact of either offering help or taking on another job.
If you don’t know somebody who could take part in the program as your caregiver, our team at Special Touch CDPAP will find an appropriate caregiver from our database of assistants in the Yonkers and Westchester areas. We then help to guide you throughout the application process, and manage the logistical elements of the program as the fiscal intermediary.
Our Westchester Location
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.
- 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 Yonkers and Westchester, 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.