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Get Paid to Take Care of Your Loved Ones! 
…and Earn up to $75,000 Annual or More!

You Don’t Need a PCA/HHA Licensed to Take Care of:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Cousins
  • Neighbors
  • Uncles/Aunts
  • and other loved ones!


For years we have implemented a program which allows children, family and friends to take care of their parents, grandparents and friends and to GET PAID FOR THIS SERVICE.

The state of New York doesn’t require you to have a PCA or HHA certificate to participate in this program. You have the right to program, use supervise and personally control the care of your loved ones.

The Ultimate Guide to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CPDAP)

CDPAP is a fantastic program that allows home care consumers to hire the caregiver of their choice, including most family members and friends. If you’re looking into CDPAP for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. We at 24/7 Homecare have developed this guide to help you understand how the program works, answer your questions, and give you the tools you’ll need to enroll in CDPAP.


Want to start your CDPAP enrollment straight away?

Let’s get started! Call us at 718-887-2922 and a CDPAP specialist will guide you through the entire enrollment process.


Introduction to CDPAP

Under the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, you can get paid to take care of your loved one. Since personal assistants are allowed to administer skilled services, you are allowed to administer insulin, wound care and other tasks nurses are trained to perform. This new program allows you to take care of your family member allowing you to receive an income while keeping your family responsibilities.

What is CDPAP?

CDPAP is a New York State Medicaid program that allows consumers to recruit, hire, and direct their own homecare workers. One of the highlights of the program is that it allows consumers to hire family members and friends.


CDPAP Eligibility

Am I eligible for CDPAP?

There are three important criteria that must be met to be eligible for CDPAP:

1.      You must have Medicaid.

2.      You must require home care.

3.      You must be self-directing, or you must have a representative that can direct your care.

Do I need to be in a Medicaid Managed Care plan to enroll in CDPAP?

Most consumers must be enrolled in some form of Medicaid Managed Care to enroll in CDPAP. The good news is, you may have a choice as to what type of plan you enroll in. If you will be enrolling in Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC), as many CDPAP consumers must, there are a few different types of MLTC plans to choose from, each offering the consumer their own unique set of benefits.


CDPAP Application

Where can I get a CDPAP Application?

There are often several steps involved in the CDPAP Application process, and it is not just a matter of filling out a single application form. We break down the process into three components:

1.      Assessment(s) – Most CDPAP applicants must be assessed by a nurse (sometimes more than once) before enrolling in CDPAP.

2.      Patient Forms – Certain forms are required for the CDPAP Patient. Call us to receive the forms.

3.      Personal Assistant Forms – Certain Forms are required for the Personal Assistant. Call us to receive the forms.

Concerned about all the details? The good news is, we’re here to help you every step of the way. So don’t break a sweat trying to decipher all the different parts of the enrollment process. Give us a call and let one of our CDPAP specialists explain the entire application process and guide you through your enrollment.


CDPAP Program Enrollment

Ready to enroll in CDPAP?

What are you waiting for! Call us now at 718-887-2922. A CDPAP specialist will guide you through the entire enrollment process.


How many hours of home care will I get?

Not all CDPAP consumers receive the same number of hours. In fact, there are often vast differences between consumers in the number of hours for which they are approved. Usually, your Medicaid Managed Care plan will make the final determination on how many hours you will receive.


CDPAP Pay Rate and Salary

What is the hourly pay rate that you compensate CDPAP workers?

Your hourly pay rate and salary may depend on a number of factors. If you would like to find how much you may get paid, please give us a call.

Allowed Caregivers

Who Can Provide Care Under CDPAP?

CDPAP consumers can hire almost anyone that is legally allowed to work to be their caregiver, including most family members and friends. However, there are some exceptions. The following are answers to some commonly asked about family members:

Can children provide care for their parents?


Can spouses provide care for each other?


Can a CDPAP caregiver live at the same address as the consumer?

The government’s policy states as follows: “a consumer directed personal assistant may include any other adult relative of the consumer who does not reside with the consumer or any other adult relative who resides with the consumer because the amount of care the consumer requires makes such relative’s presence necessary”.


Home Care Services Allowed

What types of home care services can CDPAP Personal Assistants provide?

Unlike home health aides (HHAs) and personal care aides (PCAs) that are only allowed to provide custodial care such as dressing, bathing, and meal preparation, CDPAP Personal Assistants are also allowed to provide skilled care such as wound care, giving insulin shots, and suctioning tracheostomies.


Applying for Medicaid

What if I don’t have Medicaid?

CDPAP is a Medicaid-based program, and you must have Medicaid to enroll. However, if you don’t have Medicaid, we have Medicaid specialists that apply for you.


Advantages of CDPAP Home Care VS Traditional Home Care

Are there any advantages that CDPAP home care has as opposed to traditional home care?

The following are some advantages of CDPAP home care VS traditional home care:

  1. Close relatives such as children can get paid to provide care.
  2. Personal assistants are not required to have special certification or licensing.
  3. Personal assistants can administer skilled services such as wound care, giving insulin shots, and suctioning tracheostomies.

Why Choose Us?

24/7 Homecare distinguishes itself as one of the premier CDPAP agencies in New York City (NYC) and in all of New York (NY) State. When you work with 24/7 Homecare, you will have dedicated staff helping you with your CDPAP enrollment, as well as gathering the necessary paperwork for both you and your Personal Assistant. Once enrolled, you will have a dedicated CDPAP Coordinator at our agency that will help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

We have convenient locations in Brooklyn and Queens but wherever you are in New York (NY) State, we can usually come to you to help complete the necessary paperwork.