The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a state-sponsored Medicaid program providing disabled or chronically ill individuals who need long-term home care a chance to choose and direct their caregivers. Through CDPAP, eligible family members and friends can be your caretaker, helping you with various tasks such as nursing, personal care, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and errands, transportation, and more.

What are the benefits of CDPAP?

CDPAP is a win-win for everyone involved. It offers you peace of mind because help comes to your home in the form of someone you know and trust. No more inviting strangers into your home or worrying about language barriers. Additionally, your caretaker is paid, and the administering agency will hold them accountable for your care by managing their hours, and in some cases, providing support and training around basic caregiving needs.

Does my caregiver need to be licensed?

Caregivers aren’t required to have any specific certifications or licensing. They can still, however, administer skilled services needed, such as shots. You and your caregiver will determine a schedule that works best. When and how you receive your care is up to you.

How do I enroll in CDPAP?

DHCare is a licensed home health agency and can help you determine Medicaid eligibility. If you are already receiving Medicaid, DHCare can help determine your eligibility and walk you through the application process. Our team provides ongoing support so that you are informed and engaged every step of the way.

If you think you or a loved one would benefit from the CDPAP program, then contact DHCare at 718.459.0180 or email for more information.