Get cared for by someone you already know and trust

Handpick a family member or friend who will get paid to be your personal caregiver

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What is CDPAP?

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) gives you the freedom to select a loved one or friend as your caregiver. They get paid for their work and you get care from familiar, comforting hands.

Why choose CDPAP?

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Trusted care

No need to adjust to a caregiver you don't know.

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Customized schedules

Set care times that work around your life.

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Complete autonomy

You're in charge of who cares for you and how.

You may be able to benefit from CDPAP if:

You need skilled care or help with daily activities
Your medical condition is stable
You are self-directing, or have someone to direct your care
You are eligible for Medicaid

Getting started is simple


Reach out to us

Contact us online or by phone. We’ll check if you qualify for Medicaid and discuss your care needs with you.


Choose your caregiver

Choose a person you trust to provide your care and register them as your caregiver.


Your care begins

Once your caregiver is approved, they can begin their role immediately and receive payment for their work.

No Medicaid?

No worries — we assist with Medicaid enrollment.

Only the best for your caregiver.

When you enroll for CDPAP through Americare, you’re ensuring
your caregiver gets the support and benefits they deserve.

  • $500 sign-on bonus
  • $21.09 per hour (total compensation)
  • Weekly pay through direct deposit
  • Tax-free benefit card
  • Remote training on their schedule

Here to answer your questions

Is there any cost to benefit from CDPAP?

No. CDPAP is completely funded by Medicaid and there is no cost to enroll.

Who can I choose to be my caregiver?

You can choose nearly any adult over the age of 18. That being said, there are a few exceptions. The following people cannot be your CDPAP caregiver:

  • Your spouse
  • Your child under the age of 21
Does my caregiver need any sort of certificate or training?

While formal certification isn’t required for CDPAP caregivers, they do receive remote training to ensure they can competently perform necessary care tasks. The training takes place on their schedule, at their convenience.

How many hours of care do I get with CDPAP?

You can receive up to 60 hours of care per week under CDPAP, with overtime pay available. A nurse will assess your care needs and work with you to determine your caregiver’s schedule.

What kinds of tasks can my CDPAP caregiver perform?

Your CDPAP caregiver can assist with a wide range of tasks, including personal care, medication management, meal preparation, and other activities of daily living, depending on your specific needs.

Can I change my caregiver if I'm not satisfied with their service?

Yes, you have the flexibility to change your caregiver under CDPAP. It’s important that you’re comfortable with the care you receive, and you can choose someone else at any time.

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Take total control
of your care