Health/Medical Care Services

CONSUMER DIRECT PERSONAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM (CDPAP)

 
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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Consumer Direct Program allows Medicaid recipients to hire, train and fire their own personal care attendants. Albany County makes the final determination on who is appropriate for the consumer directed program. Consumers must be self-directing or have a surrogate. Attendants can do whatever tasks are agreed upon between the client, caseworker and attendant, including more complex medical tasks that are not allowed by a traditional personal care aide, such as suctioning, dispensing of medication, and tube feeding. Training for attendants is done by the consumer or their surrogate.
LocationAlbany
Geographical AreaAlbany County
Public TransportationYes
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureAlbany County NY Connects: Choices for Long Term Care, 518-447-7177
Intake RequirementsPhysician statement, Active Medicaid, Consumer Direct Application
Helpful TipsAny individual needing level I services only (No hands on care cleaning, laundry, etc.) would apply by making a referral to NY Connects
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish, Multiple
EligibilityMedicaid recipients in need of Level I home care services. Clients must be self-directing or have a surrogate to act on their behalf.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCall for details
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 162 Washington Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12210
Main Phone 518-447-7300 Administrative
Emergency/After Hours Phone After hours Emergency # for Homeless, 518-463-2124, HATAS (Homeless and Travelers Aid Society)
Other Phone Service/Intake Adult Protective Services/NY Connects: 518-447-7177
Fax 518-447-7722
Web Address www.albanycounty.com/dss
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: ALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Affiliated Program: CONSUMER DIRECT PERSONAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM (CDPAP)
This Service: Health/Medical Care Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Medicaid Recipients (YC-5000)
Personal Care (PH-3300.6500)