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What is Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services?
Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS) is a New York State Medicaid funded program that allows you to choose a loved one to provide personal care services and assistance with activities of daily living. This caregiver will get paid to provide you with individualized care.
Who is eligible for CDPAS?
Any patient who is a resident of New York State, qualifies for Medicaid, and requires home care, personal care or needs assistance with activities of daily living.
What are the requirements to qualify?
Consumers must have a need for assistance with day-to-day activities. They must be self-directing, or have a designated representative who can make decisions for them.
Does the Personal Assistant caregiver require a license or training?
There is NO license or training required to be a Personal Assistant caregiver.
How much will the caregiver be paid?
We offer competitive rates, paid time off, preventative health coverage, benefit card to pay for MTA Card, LIRR, Cell Phone bill, Uber, Lyft, Child Care, Health & Beauty products and more!
When will the caregiver be paid?
All caregivers are paid weekly, on Fridays. Caregivers have the opportunity to be paid instantly at the end of each shift, if they qualify. We conveniently offer direct deposit.
How do I enroll in CDPAS?
Click here to get started with our easy enrollment.
Will Ameristar send me a Personal Assistant caregiver?
No, the consumer is responsible in finding his or her Personal Assistant.

Learn More About Our Local CDPAP Agency Today

These days, more and more New Yorkers are interested in exploring consumer directed personal assistant programs, but they don’t know where to start. Thankfully, the team at Ameristar Home Care Services is constantly standing by to provide support. In fact, our CDPAP agency is always available to provide helpful information to residents of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau & Suffolk counties.

Consumer directed personal assistant programs are specifically designed to help individuals and their families hire their own caregivers. Oftentimes, these caregivers are family members or close friends of the individual in need. Instead of placing one of your elderly family members in a nursing home, New York State will provide compensation in exchange for your time spent performing care service. Once you’re ready to learn more about these statewide programs, be sure to contact one of our knowledgeable representatives.