As an Independent @ Home consumer, you have the right to take charge of your care.
The choice is yours.

Advantages of being a consumer (also known as a community member)

  • Take an active, responsible role in planning your care
  • Independently recruit, interview, hire, train, supervise, schedule and, if needed, dismiss Personal Assistants of your choosing
  • Hire as many Personal Assistants as needed, within the hours authorized by your managed care organization (Health Plan)
  • Act as an employer and develop a working relationship with your Personal Assistant(s) without intrusion
  • Access the Independent @ Home Program’s various support services

Your Personal Assistant is here to help!

Your Personal Assistant can provide Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS), which may include but are not limited to, assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, and other related personal functions; household chores; nursing; transportation; and respite services.

Looking for ways to find the right Personal Assistant? Give our friendly team a call at 1-800-234-2211 or complete our contact form.

You may be eligible for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) if you:

  • Are over 18 and live in our New York State service area
  • Have Medicaid
  • Need assistance with daily living activities
  • You, or a designated representative, are able to assume full responsibility for the hiring, training, supervising, and terminating of your caregiver

Who can be hired as a Personal Assistant?

  • Adult over 18
  • Friend
  • Parent (of a consumer over 21)
  • Sibling
  • Relative
  • Designated Representative
  • Spouse

Get the care you need in just 3 steps!


Contact us

Call us at 1-800-234-2211 or fill out our contact form to see if you qualify. We are ready to assist and answer any questions.


Hire your caregiver

Once you select your Personal Assistant, we will help you with their onboarding process.


Get started

Work with your caregiver to set up a schedule and start getting the care you need right in your own home.

Interested in learning more?

Call us: 1-800-234-2211
Fill out our contact form