What is CDPAP? Patient and Family Guide – NEW2020-05-28T15:38:01-04:00

Everything You need to know about the Special Touch CDPAP Program.

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Everything You need to know about the Special Touch CDPAP Program.

Patient & Family Guide

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The CDPAP Program helps consumers live happier, healthier, and safer lives in the comfort of their own home.

Discover how YOU can give Mom the care she needs in the warmth, familiarity, and comfort of her own home — all covered by Medicaid.

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We’re here to help YOU.

Helping 1000s of families across NYC

Trusted Leader in NYC home care for more than 40 years

Easy to find and easy to apply — with locations across the 5 boroughs.

Special Touch believes every question is important. Start here to find information and answers. We are here to help, period.

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, commonly referred to as “CDPAP,” is an innovative alternative to traditional home health aide service. If you require in-home care but prefer the assistance of someone you already know and trust, such as a friend or family member, this is the program for you.

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No matter which of the 5 boroughs you live in… The Special Touch CDPAP Program is designed to fit your needs.

How It Works

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Talk to a Care Representative

A knowledgeable care representative will guide you through the process over the phone.

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Get Assessed for Eligibility

We’ll arrange a nurse to visit your home, determine if you are eligible.

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Choose Your Caregiver

This can be you, a family member, or a trusted friend. No special training required.

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Get 100% Funded by Medicaid

No fees or costs to participate. Caregivers are paid generously for their one-of-a-kind care.

Recipients of care, or “consumers” can select, hire, train, and manage their own caregivers. This may seem a bit overwhelming, however with Special Touch in your corner it’s quick and straightforward.

We work with caregivers, ensuring that their hiring documents and other necessary paperwork are complete and in order. With several Application Centers throughout the area, there’s a convenient location for everyone.

Our friendly staff members are well trained and informed on all aspects of the requirements of the program. Your assigned Care Representative will gladly answer any of your questions.

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We want them to get all the support they need.

We also don’t want to see loved one’s transitioned to a live-in facility setting against their wishes.

Get Care From A Friend Or Family Member

Choose the caregiver of your choice. 100% funded by Medicaid.

You, a friend, or a family member can take care of Mom and Dad in the warmth, comfort, and familiarity of their own home thanks to the Special Touch CDPAP Program.

Relatives and friends can provide care and support just like a home health aide or home attendant can. They may also assist with several “skilled” care tasks that would otherwise need to be performed by a Registered Nurse.

No matter which of the boroughs you live in the Special Touch CDPAP program is designed to fit your needs.

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Stop worrying about whether Mom and Dad are getting the care and support they need and DO something about it today.

We are grateful to have helped so many families partake in CDPAP. Relieving their concerns and witnessing a huge weight being lifted off their shoulders.

Here’s some of the feedback that we have received from the members of our extended CDPAP caregiver family.

Pam Brown

Meet Pam… She went to the Brooklyn office and was signed up in 1 week and 3 days.

“Special Touch is one of the best among NYC agencies. They accept most insurances and will even help you apply for services. They know exactly what you need to do in order to qualify. I work in the CDPAP program, they helped my family apply and as long as I clock in and out, I get a weekly paycheck.”

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.”

Stephanie’s Mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

“I highly recommend the Bronx office in 3rd Avenue with Vieri, Karina and Zulanny. They provide the best service, are very attentive & help with any questions.”

agelina

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

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

Jennifer's Testimonial

Jennifer became a CDPAP caregiver for her Dad with Diabetes.

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

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Zero cost and no commitment required.

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40 years of service

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grandparent cdpap application
in-home care help for parents
care for a loved one at home
Daughter taking care of father with the cdpap program

Speak with a Care Representative Today.

Zero cost and no commitment required.

checkboxFree Enrollment, Support & Training

checkboxSafe and Secure to Sign up

40 years of service

Prefer to speak with someone now?

Click To Call Now | 1-718-627-1122

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm