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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 Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

A Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program in which the consumer selects, hires and supervises their own staff. CDPAP services are intended to permit chronically ill or physically disabled individuals receiving homecare services greater flexibility and freedom of choice in obtaining such services.

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

Are you or loved one chronically ill? Do you or someone you know have a physical disability and want extra help with everyday activities? Wish you had the flexibility and freedom to choose, hire, train, and supervise the staff you invite into your home to care for you or your loved ones?

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) provides services to assist those who are chronically ill or have a physical disability and want to live at home, but need skilled nursing services and/or help performing everyday tasks.

CDPAP recognizes that you know your own needs better than anyone else does and you should be the person in charge of hiring, training, and supervising your own personal assistant(s). This flexible program provides you with the opportunity to hire your own caregivers, who can be anyone you believe to be the best fit for you and your needs. You will receive guidance and supervisor training, but the choice is yours.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must have Medicaid or be eligible for Medicaid and be eligible for Home Care Services as determined by your doctor.
  • You must be self-directing, which means you are able to
    • Make choices about the way you want to live;
    • Organize your environment to make these choices a reality;
    • Understand the consequences of your choices and accept responsibility for them;
    • Assume responsibility for managing your own personal needs.
  • If you are unable to be self-directing, you may designate a representative who is willing and competent to act on your behalf.

Counties Served:
Throughout New York State; RCIL offers CDPAP in the counties of: Albany, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Jefferson, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Otsego, Oswego, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Tioga, Wayne and Yates. 


Please click the button below to view the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program Training Tool for Supervisors 

CDPAP Training Tool for Supervisors

CDPAP Training Tool for Caregivers

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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.