Funded by Medicaid, FreedomCare allows New Yorkers to choose who provides their care – the caregiver gets paid instantly after their shift.

Call to check your eligibility!

New York’s #1 Choice for Home Care

See why over 65,000 New Yorkers have joined the FreedomCare® family where a family member or friend gets paid to care for their loved one in need.

    • 21% Lower Hospitalization Rate
    • 97% Customer Satisfaction
    • 5,000+ 5-Star Reviews

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You are likely eligible if you have Medicaid.

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Who is eligible for New York’s #1 Medicaid home care program?

You are likely
eligible if you…

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Need help with day-to-day activities
Due to government regulations, Medicare is NOT enough.
Call to Check Your Eligibility

Who can I hire as
a
caregiver?

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Designated representative

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*Full eligibility is completed through a quick application to get started. Caregiver eligibility may vary by state of residence per requirements and regulations.

This program is also available in Nevada, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Indiana, GeorgiaConnecticut, and Colorado.

Over 5,000 5-Star Ratings for excellence in family home care

Real People, Real Changes

Patricia Charles
New York, NY

“Best program ever”

I’ve had aides in the past, but it always ended badly. This is one of the best programs ever. I’m so happy that my niece is helping me.

Richard Branker
Long Island, NY

“Mom is getting stronger, and it feels so good”

We brought in a couple of aides for my mother, but I could tell she wasn’t happy. Now I get to care for Mom daily — and she’s smiling and laughing. I feel really good, knowing she’s getting stronger each day.

Elizabeth Salley
Brooklyn, NY

“Her face lit up!”

It was hard, because I didn’t want to leave my mom at home – I was scared she’d leave the stove on or get hurt. And you only get one mother. Now I get to have a job AND care for my mom at once. It’s literally PERFECT.

Am I Eligible?

Getting care you trust is simple as 1 – 2 – 3.

1. Get Assessed

Contact FreedomCare and learn more about NYIA which is the first step of the New York process. FreedomCare will be with you every step to make sure you can get the care you need from the comfort of your home and with someone you trust.

2. Enroll a Caregiver 

You get to choose your Caregiver for your home health care. Caregiver enrollment has three parts: a health assessment, proof of identity and work authorization, and an orientation with FreedomCare. 

3. You Get Care – They Get Paid

You get care you can trust, your family member or friend gets paid instantly, and everyone gets peace of mind. Win-win!

Check My Eligibility

If you have Medicaid, you can apply

Do you have one of these Medicaid cards?

FreedomCare is a Medicaid program, so your caregiver will be paid through Medicaid. (Unfortunately, Medicare is NOT enough under current government regulations.) If you don’t have Medicaid but think you may be eligible, call 718-650-6661 to contact a partner vendor who can help.

Hire a family member or friend to care for you — and Caregivers get paid right after their shift!

We pay on time, every time.

CDPAP NY: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York?

CDPAP is a healthcare program established by the New York State Department of Health that allows individuals eligible for Medicaid and in need of home care services to hire, train, supervise, and even terminate their personal assistant (caregiver).

Who is eligible for CDPAP?

To qualify for CDPAP, an individual must be a resident of New York State, be eligible for Medicaid, require assistance with activities of daily living due to physical or cognitive impairments, and be self-directing or have a designated representative who can make decisions on their behalf.

How does CDPAP work?

The process of enrolling in CDPAP starts with a visit from a registered nurse, who evaluates the applicant’s medical needs and determines the number of hours of care required. The patient then selects and hires a personal assistant, who must undergo a health screening, and complete necessary paperwork. Upon approval, the personal assistant begins providing services under the patient’s supervision.

Can family members be hired as personal assistants?

Yes, one of the unique features of CDPAP is that consumers can hire a family member, friend, or neighbor as their personal assistant, provided the assistant meets the program’s eligibility criteria.

How are CDPAP personal assistants paid?

CDPAP personal assistants are paid directly through the Medicaid program. The hourly wage depends on the region and is usually competitive with other home care options.

Trust FreedomCare with Your CDPAP NY Needs

FreedomCare is a CDPAP agency in New York that specializes in providing Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) services. As a fiscal intermediary for CDPAP, FreedomCare assists eligible Medicaid recipients in New York with managing their home care needs by hiring and paying for a personal caregiver of their choice, including family members, friends, or neighbors.

FreedomCare offers a range of services to help consumers and their caregivers navigate the CDPAP program, including:

  • Guidance and Support
  • Payroll Management
  • Compliance
  • Training Resources

FreedomCare is known for its user-friendly approach and dedication to improving the quality of life for individuals in need of home care services.

Can I use CDPAP and Medicare for a family caregiver in NY?

CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program) is a Medicaid-funded program, and Medicare does not cover this program. However, if you are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, you can use your Medicaid benefits for CDPAP and your Medicare benefits for other services.

Here’s a breakdown of how you can use both:

  • CDPAP (Medicaid Funded): If you qualify for Medicaid, you can use the CDPAP program to hire a family caregiver who can assist you with activities of daily living or other healthcare needs. The family caregiver can be compensated for their work through the CDPAP program.
  • Medicare: Medicare can be used to cover a wide range of healthcare services, including hospital stays, physician services, and prescription drugs. It does not cover long-term home care services like CDPAP.

If you have both Medicare and Medicaid (dual-eligible), you can use your Medicaid benefits for the CDPAP program and your Medicare benefits for other healthcare services.

The New York Independent Assessor Program, also known as NYIA, conducts assessments of New York Medicaid members who wish to receive home health care services including Consumer Directed Personal Care Services (CDPAP). These services allow adults that require help at home and those with disabilities or illnesses to safely stay at home instead of in a health facility. 

If you have at least Medicaid, are 18 years or older, and wish to request home health care services, you will need a NYIA assessment. 

Learn more about NYIA.

What is CDPAP?

What is the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York?

CDPAP is a healthcare program established by the New York State Department of Health that allows individuals eligible for Medicaid and in need of home care services to hire, train, supervise, and even terminate their personal assistant (caregiver).

CDPAP Eligibility

Who is eligible for CDPAP?

To qualify for CDPAP, an individual must be a resident of New York State, be eligible for Medicaid, require assistance with activities of daily living due to physical or cognitive impairments, and be self-directing or have a designated representative who can make decisions on their behalf.

How does it work?

How does CDPAP work?

The process of enrolling in CDPAP starts with a visit from a registered nurse, who evaluates the applicant’s medical needs and determines the number of hours of care required. The patient then selects and hires a personal assistant, who must undergo a health screening, and complete necessary paperwork. Upon approval, the personal assistant begins providing services under the patient’s supervision.

Who can I hire?

Can family members be hired as personal assistants?

Yes, one of the unique features of CDPAP is that consumers can hire a family member, friend, or neighbor as their personal assistant, provided the assistant meets the program’s eligibility criteria.

CDPAP Pay

How are CDPAP personal assistants paid?

CDPAP personal assistants are paid directly through the Medicaid program. The hourly wage depends on the region and is usually competitive with other home care options.

FreedomCare

Trust FreedomCare with Your CDPAP NY Needs

FreedomCare is a CDPAP agency in New York that specializes in providing Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) services. As a fiscal intermediary for CDPAP, FreedomCare assists eligible Medicaid recipients in New York with managing their home care needs by hiring and paying for a personal caregiver of their choice, including family members, friends, or neighbors.

FreedomCare offers a range of services to help consumers and their caregivers navigate the CDPAP program, including:

  • Guidance and Support
  • Payroll Management
  • Compliance
  • Training Resources

FreedomCare is known for its user-friendly approach and dedication to improving the quality of life for individuals in need of home care services.

Can I use CDPAP...

Can I use CDPAP and Medicare for a family caregiver in NY?

CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program) is a Medicaid-funded program, and Medicare does not cover this program. However, if you are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, you can use your Medicaid benefits for CDPAP and your Medicare benefits for other services.

Here’s a breakdown of how you can use both:

  • CDPAP (Medicaid Funded): If you qualify for Medicaid, you can use the CDPAP program to hire a family caregiver who can assist you with activities of daily living or other healthcare needs. The family caregiver can be compensated for their work through the CDPAP program.
  • Medicare: Medicare can be used to cover a wide range of healthcare services, including hospital stays, physician services, and prescription drugs. It does not cover long-term home care services like CDPAP.

If you have both Medicare and Medicaid (dual-eligible), you can use your Medicaid benefits for the CDPAP program and your Medicare benefits for other healthcare services.

What is NYIA?

The New York Independent Assessor Program, also known as NYIA, conducts assessments of New York Medicaid members who wish to receive home health care services including Consumer Directed Personal Care Services (CDPAP). These services allow adults that require help at home and those with disabilities or illnesses to safely stay at home instead of in a health facility. 

If you have at least Medicaid, are 18 years or older, and wish to request home health care services, you will need a NYIA assessment. 

Learn more about NYIA.

CDPAP NY: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York?

CDPAP is a healthcare program established by the New York State Department of Health that allows individuals eligible for Medicaid and in need of home care services to hire, train, supervise, and even terminate their personal assistant (caregiver).

Who is eligible for CDPAP?

To qualify for CDPAP, an individual must be a resident of New York State, be eligible for Medicaid, require assistance with activities of daily living due to physical or cognitive impairments, and be self-directing or have a designated representative who can make decisions on their behalf.

How does CDPAP work?

The process of enrolling in CDPAP starts with a visit from a registered nurse, who evaluates the applicant’s medical needs and determines the number of hours of care required. The patient then selects and hires a personal assistant, who must undergo a health screening, and complete necessary paperwork. Upon approval, the personal assistant begins providing services under the patient’s supervision.

Can family members be hired as personal assistants?

Yes, one of the unique features of CDPAP is that consumers can hire a family member, friend, or neighbor as their personal assistant, provided the assistant meets the program’s eligibility criteria.

How are CDPAP personal assistants paid?

CDPAP personal assistants are paid directly through the Medicaid program. The hourly wage depends on the region and is usually competitive with other home care options.

Trust FreedomCare with Your CDPAP NY Needs

FreedomCare is a CDPAP agency in New York that specializes in providing Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) services. As a fiscal intermediary for CDPAP, FreedomCare assists eligible Medicaid recipients in New York with managing their home care needs by hiring and paying for a personal caregiver of their choice, including family members, friends, or neighbors.

FreedomCare offers a range of services to help consumers and their caregivers navigate the CDPAP program, including:

  • Guidance and Support
  • Payroll Management
  • Compliance
  • Training Resources

FreedomCare is known for its user-friendly approach and dedication to improving the quality of life for individuals in need of home care services.

Can I use CDPAP and Medicare for a family caregiver in NY?

CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program) is a Medicaid-funded program, and Medicare does not cover this program. However, if you are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, you can use your Medicaid benefits for CDPAP and your Medicare benefits for other services.

Here’s a breakdown of how you can use both:

  • CDPAP (Medicaid Funded): If you qualify for Medicaid, you can use the CDPAP program to hire a family caregiver who can assist you with activities of daily living or other healthcare needs. The family caregiver can be compensated for their work through the CDPAP program.
  • Medicare: Medicare can be used to cover a wide range of healthcare services, including hospital stays, physician services, and prescription drugs. It does not cover long-term home care services like CDPAP.

If you have both Medicare and Medicaid (dual-eligible), you can use your Medicaid benefits for the CDPAP program and your Medicare benefits for other healthcare services.

The New York Independent Assessor Program, also known as NYIA, conducts assessments of New York Medicaid members who wish to receive home health care services including Consumer Directed Personal Care Services (CDPAP). These services allow adults that require help at home and those with disabilities or illnesses to safely stay at home instead of in a health facility. 

If you have at least Medicaid, are 18 years or older, and wish to request home health care services, you will need a NYIA assessment. 

Learn more about NYIA.

Our New York Locations

All office visits are by appointment only. Call (718) 525-8000 to schedule.

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1979 Marcus Ave, Suite C115
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
‍(Official Mailing Address)
(718) 606-7473

ALL 62 COUNTIES OF NEW YORK STATE.

Wherever you are, we are.

FreedomCare proudly services all 62 counties of New York. That means you can get Medicaid-funded CDPAP wherever you are in New York.

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