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Attention Medicaid eligible individuals!
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Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS)

CDPAS is a New York State Medicaid program that provides you (or your family) to take full control over your home health care to hire the personal assistant of your choice, including most family members, a neighbor or friend. CDPAS is a unique way of receiving home care, where you can choose a person you trust, control how you want them to care for you on a schedule you decide. One of our team members will meet with you and the personal assistant you choose to complete paperwork, and answer any questions you may have. To enroll in CDPAS, you must be enrolled in some form of Medicaid Managed Care Plan including Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) or All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

The goal of the program is to give patients who are chronically ill or physically disabled who need help with activities of daily living (ADLs) or skilled nursing services more control over managing and developing their plan of care.

Must be a New York State resident
* Must be eligible for Medicaid
* Must be authorized for home care services
* Must be willing and able to take an active role in hiring, supervision andtermination of personal assistants
* Must be self directing or have a representative that can direct your care

What tasks could the CDPAS Personal Assistant perform?
- Laundry
- Bathing
- Dressing
- Grocery shopping
- Toileting
- Housekeeping
- Meal preparation
- Administration of medications
- Transferring
- Cooking
- Assistance with eating

*CDPAS Personal Assistants are allowed to provide skilled nursing care such as wound care, giving insulin shots, and suctioning tracheostomies.

The flexibility of CDPAS program and the way in which it is administered is what makes it unique. It promotes independence and gives you a true sense of involvement in the decision making process with your own care.

Liberty Home Care is a New York State Licensed Home Care Agency and is contracted to act as the Fiscal Intermediary for CDPAS recipients. Liberty Home Care will oversee billing, payroll processing and administrative functions.

For more information about the CDPAS program, fill out the form below and someone will contact you.