The team at Special Touch has proudly provided professional in-home care to the greater NYC area for over 40 years. We are also proud to support the CDPAP program, which allows non-professional caregivers (like family, friends, and neighbors) to receive payments through Medicare for the care they provide.
If you're a caregiver in Westchester County, we hope the following resources are of use to you!
Not quite sure what CDPAP is or if you qualify? We can help!
CDPAP (the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program) is an NYS Medicaid program that allows consumers to choose someone they already know to earn a salary as their in-home caregivers. Special Touch CDPAP is a division of Special Touch Home Care that serves as a fiscal intermediary for the CDPAP program. Essentially, we help with the paperwork and facilitate caregiver payments.
Our Westchester County office is located at: 20 S Broadway #907, Yonkers, NY 10701.
Being a caregiver is an incredible opportunity to help those important to us, but it also can be challenging—so you need a strong community to support you. At Special Touch CDPAP, we help to provide guidance to caregivers. There are also excellent community programs in the wider area who can provide help, including:
- CARE NYC provides support to caregivers throughout New York City and offers respite planning, peer support groups, education on caregiver skills and more.
- 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 you can visit in person.
- Presbyterian Senior Services offers a range of caregiver guidance and services online or in-person at their ‘Circle of Care’ stations. They offer help in both English and Spanish.
- SNAP, or Services Now for Adult Persons, offers a caregivers program featuring support groups, individual counseling, and educational workshops.
Disclaimer: This list is not intended to endorse any of the organizations listed. It is meant as a helpful guide to specialized support services for Westchester County Caregivers. You may wish to do further research before choosing to engage with any of the above organizations. Want to recommend an addition to this list? Use the contact form below to tell us about it!