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How it works

Learn about the CDPAP patient and personal assistant process, training, and support.

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Find out if you’re eligible for CDPAP

Step one in the process of signing up for CDPAP is to make sure you are eligible to receive CDPAP care. The requirements are:

If you don’t currently have Medicaid but may be eligible, we can help you enroll.
Several factors determine your CDPAP eligibility and the amount of care you can receive. Call us today to speak with a Friends & Family team member who can answer all of your questions and start the application process.

To be eligible to give care, you must:

If you meet these requirements, the next step is to apply! You can apply at any of our locations throughout New York and drop-ins are welcome. We also offer in-person home enrollment, where we will come to you if you are unable to travel to one of our offices.


We provide training for your caregiver

No prior training or certification is required to become a CDPAP caregiver. Once you and your caregiver have been approved for the CDPAP program, your caregiver gets free hands-on training from our bilingual staff. 

This includes a free 2-hour orientation where we cover:

Training can be done in-person at one of our convenient locations or online.
You both also get ongoing support, and help is available 24/7. We’re with you every step of the way to ensure you and your caregiver are always in good hands.


They get paid weekly up to $21.09 per hour

No paperwork means no hassle for your caregiver. Caregivers clock in and out with our easy app and get paid each week automatically. Our competitive rates make us one of the best places to work.

And it’s all covered by Medicaid!

Find out if you're eligible

Fill out this form, and we will reach out to answer your questions and help you get started today!

A Friends & Family Home Care team member will reach out within a few hours.
Or call the Phone Number below for immediate assistance.

CDPAP training

Learn more about our CDPAP process

We are with you every step of the way

Step-by-step training

We walk your caregiver through all paperwork and procedures. In-office or remote training and onboarding are available.

24/7 real-time support

Your team is available 24/7, so you always have support.

New training every year

Stay up to date with yearly training on the latest techniques, tools, and technology.