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Independant Services

Whether you want to remain living at home or you're in an institution and want to move back into the community, RCIL will help you find the services and supports you need to live your life your way. 

Consumer Directed In-Home Services (CDIS)

Are you over the age of 60 and still living at home? Do you need help performing everyday activities like bathing, dressing, and housekeeping, shopping, and cooking? If so, Consumer Directed In-Home Services (CDIS) might be able to provide the help you need to be able to grow old in the comfort of your own home!

Have your loved ones started mentioning the possibility of you having to move into a nursing home or other type of long-term care facility? In an effort to avoid, or at least delay, the need for you to move into more expensive Medicaid funded nursing homes, this program provides services and caregivers right in the comfort of your own home! 

With Consumer Directed In-Home Services (CDIS), you’ll have the freedom to choose, train, and manage your own staff instead of having the state do the hiring on your behalf. Which is great because it gives you the opportunity to hire people like your family members or a trusted friend and be able to pay them for their caregiving services!

Eligibility Requirements: 
This program is designed for low income seniors who do not qualify for Medicaid.  Participants must be 60 years of age or older and must live at home.

Counties Served:
Herkimer, Oneida, Madison and Otsego.

How to apply: Contact your county’s local Office of the Aging.

Request more information by calling or filling out our inquiry form.

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.