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Happy Mother and Daughter That Enrolled In CDPAP


“My Mom was very fortunate to obtain your trusted CDPAP services during a critical time.”

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The CDPAP program is 100% covered by Medicaid. Caregivers (like you) are paid weekly.

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Patient has Medicaid

We live in New York

They need help with daily activities

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Get assistance for a loved one

Friends & family members can now get paid for care they are already performing.

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Enroll Loved Ones Online For Free

See if your loved one qualifies by filling out the form below.

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You Get Hired As The Caregiver

With CDPAP, you can be your loved one’s caregiver.

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You Get Paid For Your Service

Caregivers are paid well for their one-of-a-kind care.

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Covered by Medicaid

CDPAP is a Medicaid funded program in New York. Hire a loved one to be your caregiver. No special training or certificates required.

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Help with Daily Activities

Children, Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and even your nearest and dearest friend can be a caregiver.

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Caregiver Benefits

  • Transportation Benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Weekly payment
  • Paid family leave
  • Direct deposit

Qualify For CDPAP Here!

Take the first step in managing your own care –  Start now

Fill out this form to see if you are eligible.

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Qualify For CDPAP Here!

Take the first step in managing your own care –  Start now

Fill out this form to see if you are eligible.

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Join Thousands of friends & families enrolled in the Special Touch CDPAP program.


Pam became a caregiver for her mother with Dementia.

“I went in on a Monday to sign up for the CDPAP program. My Intake Coordinator had us signed up in 1 week and 3 days.”


Dominick became a caregiver for his Mother in Queens, New York.

“Barbara at the Jamaica, NY location is the best! She was very patient and helpful. I highly recommend her for anyone else!”

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Angelina needed help taking care of her Aunt with Cerebral Palsy.

“The relief I got was like a weight being lifted off my chest.”

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Jennifer became a CDPAP caregiver for her Dad with Diabetes.

“Special Touch has made the last couple of years with my dad really count.”



Naomi has been enrolled in the CDPAP program for 5 years.

“This is the best agency in the tristate area. Special Touch Home Care is geared towards the well being of clients and their family members. Thank you from Naomi.”


Alyssa was able to care for her mother and get paid for her service.

“My Mother started showing signs of early MS. Me and my sister were unsure what to do.”

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Apply Online Here — This Changes Everything

Okay give me the details, how does CDPAP work?


Contact Special Touch To Get Assessed

A knowledgeable care representative will guide you through the process. We’ll arrange a nurse to visit your home, determine if you are eligible and the number of hours you will receive.


Choose Your Caregiver

The CDPAP program allows you to hire the caregiver of your choice. This can be a child, relative, or even a trusted friend. Caregivers must be 18+ years old and eligible to work in the United States.
Apply online here to get started.


CDPAP Caregivers Are Paid Well For Their One-of-a-Kind Care

Since CDPAP is Care Directed by the Consumer – Compensation packages vary on the preference of the Consumer and their CDPAP Caregiver(s).

However, typical compensation packages include:

  • Highly Competitive Pay Rate
  • Transportation Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Weekly payment
  • Direct deposit


Tasks That Caregivers Can Perform

CDPAP personal assistants can perform the same care that a home health aide or home attendant can perform. They are also able to provide certain “skilled” care activities that would otherwise need to be performed by a Nurse. Some tasks include:

  • Tracheostomy care, including suctioning
  • Oxygen administration
  • Medication administration
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Help with daily activities (such as managing bills, medications, intimate tasks, and doctors’ appointments.)


You Must Have Medicaid and Live in New York To Qualify

Medicaid plans change frequently. If you need help determining if you are eligible, contact our friendly care representatives with the form below.

Special Touch CDPAP is free to join and covered by Medicaid


No special training or cost to participate. Just love.

Not sure if you have Medicaid but want CDPAP?

Call our knowledgeable care representatives.

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Find out more information and chat with a friendly care representative!

Call Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm

(718) 627-1122


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