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Take charge of your home care

With our Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), you can choose your own caregiver. Participants (or their families) develop and manage care plans, including interviewing, hiring, training and scheduling caregivers. This popular program gives participants who are disabled and need assistance with daily living activities more control over their care.


Your friends or family can be paid to care for you

Consumers have the power to hire almost anyone as a caregiver, including friends and family members, with the exception of spouses. These caregivers are paid through CDPAP and are known as personal assistants. There's no cost to you.


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What your personal assistant can do for you

A personal assistant may complete tasks typically performed by a nurse such as dispensing medication, insulin injections, oxygen, etc. Other tasks may include:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Toileting assistance
  • Housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Assistance with eating
  • Transportation
  • Administration of medications


Choosing a fiscal intermediary

Once you are approved for CDPAP, you must select a fiscal intermediary to manage billing, payroll and other administrative functions. Everything else is up you, including hiring or terminating personal assistants.



This program is designed for chronically ill or physically disabled individuals who need help with day-to-day activities. To be approved for services, you must be:

  • Medically stable and self-directing or have a designated family member(s) to make decisions on your behalf
  • Medicaid eligible
  • Approved for home care services
  • Willing and able to take an active role in hiring, training, supervision and termination of personal assistants


Begin services

Call 716-402-8902 or fill out the form below.


Providers and referrals

For CDPAP referrals, providers can call 716-402-8900.