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Independent Home Care, Inc. is a fiscal intermediary for consumer-directed home care services.

Through our connection to Independent Living, Inc.’s multi-faceted services and programs, we are able to provide a comprehensive approach to care, ensuring that each individual receives support tailored to their specific preferences and needs. By actively participating in their care decisions, individuals maintain independence and the ability to exercise control over the services they receive.

Our unwavering dedication to effect system change ensures that we not only provide exceptional care but also actively work towards creating a more inclusive and supportive society. With Independent Home Care, Inc., individuals can expect a transformative and enriching care experience that fosters their well-being, dignity, and fulfillment.

With consumer-directed home care, what types of care is a personal assistant able to provide?

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP): Allows individuals needing help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) to hire someone to help with daily needs.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL): The daily activities we perform that keep people independent and living in the community rather than in an institution.

  • Assistance in getting out of bed
  • Mobility
  • Preparing meals
  • Medication management
  • Personal care needs
  • Healthcare provider visits
  • Transportation
  • Grocery shopping & errands
  • Other duties as trained for and assigned by the consumer

What is Consumer Directed Home Care?

This is a unique alternative to traditional at-home attendant care for persons with disabilities and older adults, giving them the opportunity to hire and manage their own personal aides. We are a contracted provider for Medicaid Home Care services that enables you or your designated representative(s) to…

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  • Recruit
  • Interview
  • Hire
  • Train
  • Manage
  • Dismiss

…your own personal aid.

Woman helping man out of a chair.Want to control your Home Care services?

With Independent Home Care’s Consumer-Directed program, you choose the workers that you want and we take care of the payroll.

You can pay your loved ones, friends or anyone to provide your care and we are here to support you. We remove the headaches by offering compassionate customer service suited to your needs. Consumer-directed home care differs from traditional licensed home care agencies that direct your schedule and dispatch aides from their staff.

Available to qualified individuals in New York State. For more information, please contact:

Babi Satzman, Program Manager
P: (845) 565-1163 x 215

You may be eligible if…

  • You live in New York State
  • You have Medicaid or are Medicaid Eligible
  • You require assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Who can provide care?

  • Family Members & Relatives*
  • Friends
  • Anyone you want to hire, train and manage to be your personal assistant*

*There are some exceptions to who a consumer can hire to provide care: Spouses, parents of children under 21, and specific individuals who have been excluded by Medicaid.

The Process:
From Enrollment to Receiving Care

Enroll in CDPAP Services
with your Managed Care Plan

We can assist with eligibility and enrollment

Receive your CDPAP services assessment

Complete the Intake Process with 
Independent Home Care, Inc.

Sign up for Independent Home Care, Inc.’s consumer-directed program to receive Fiscal Intermediary support

Hire Your Caregiver
and Begin Receiving Services

We will complete the administrative requirements to get your Personal Assistant on payroll

You will begin scheduling and receiving care

Why Consumer-Directed Home Care with Independent Home Care?

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Am I Eligible for Consumer-Directed Home Care?