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Family Caregiver Program Enroll Today!

At Ameristar Home Care Services, LLC, patients can select caregivers of their choice, whether they are friends, relatives, or children, for personalized assistance in daily activities through CDPAS. We understand that nothing matches the care that loved ones provide, and we have proudly served patients through the Family Caregiver Program throughout New York State with the CDPAS program for years.

What Does CDPAP Stand For?

CDPAP, or the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a New York (NY) State Medicaid initiative that allows home care consumers to recruit, hire, and train their own personal caregiver.

In simple terms, this program allows people who need home care to choose the assistance they want, including most family members, and train them to provide them with personalized home care.

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It’s Fulfilling

Your loved one is compensated for providing the personalized care you need. There is no need to have a stranger in your home.

It’s Reassuring

You have the ability to choose your own caregiver whom you already trust and choose your own schedule that best fits your needs.

It’s Encouraging

You get the best care from your loved ones – this is associated with better health and longer life. With CDPAS, you are able to engage in your care plan to individualize you own care.

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You are eligible if you

  • Have or are eligible for Medicaid
  • Are a resident of New York State
  • Have an ongoing medical condition
  • Require assistance with activities of daily living
  • Are able to self-direct care or appoint someone to do so

Who can I hire as a caregiver?

  • Friend
  • Relative
  • Child
  • Legal Spouse
  • Designated representative
  • Parent caring for child under 21 years old.

Enrollment Process Made Easy


To be eligible for the program, you must have or be eligible for Medicaid, be a resident of New York State, have an ongoing medical condition, and require assistance with activities of daily living. You must be able to either self-direct your care or appoint someone to do so on your behalf. Additionally, while you can hire friends, relatives, or children as caregivers, it is prohibited to hire legal spouses, designated representatives, or parents caring for children under 21 years old.

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Introductory Call

To kickstart your enrollment process with CDPAP, our team will personally connect with you through an introductory call. This is your chance to ask any questions and learn more about our eligibility requirements.

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In-Home Nursing Evaluation

Next, we will schedule an in-person interview right in the comfort of your own home. Our team will assist you with completing the necessary enrollment paperwork. Rest assured, our social workers will ensure prompt and accurate submission of all documents.

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Medicaid & Insurance Evaluations

The person receiving care will undergo evaluations by Medicaid and their caregiver's insurance company. We understand that this can feel overwhelming, but don't worry! We will handle the coordination and scheduling of calls to guide you through the entire evaluation process.

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Our team will maintain regular communication with Medicaid and insurance representatives on your behalf, providing timely updates on your case for a smooth and swift authorization process.

Care That Feels Like Home

Let's bring compassionate care straight to your doorstep. Reach out to one of our professional home care experts to begin your introductory call. For any additional questions, please visit our FAQs page. At Ameristar Home Care Services, LLC, we are committed to being with you every step of the way.