What is Consumer Directed Home Care?Woman providing older male fresh vegetables

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…

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

…your own personal aid.

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

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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)

The Process
From Qualification 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 administrative requirements to get your Personal Assistant on payroll
– You will begin scheduling and receiving care

Am I Eligible for Consumer-Directed Home Care?