The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has awarded a grant to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State (CDPAANYS), a statewide organization whose members’ focus is the delivery of self directed home care services in New York State. The objective of the grant is to increase awareness regarding a Medicaid home care program called the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). As part of the grant, CDPAANYS, will conduct outreach and education efforts to promote statewide awareness of the availability of the CDPAP.
The CDPAP is a self-directed home care model that is available state-wide to Medicaid eligible consumers who need some or total assistance with personal care services, home health aide services and/or skilled nursing tasks. Consumers choosing to participate in the CDPAP are responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and dismissing the personal assistant (s) of their choice to assist with their care. If a consumer is non-self directing, a representative may assume these responsibilities on their behalf.
Eligibility for the CDPAP is determined by the local department of social services in which the consumer resides. For more information regarding the program, please contact your local department of social services. A complete listing of local departments of social services may be found at the DOH’s website at http://www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/ldss.htm
For more information about CDPAANYS go to their web site at http://www.cdpaanys.org