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Times Union: Low wages seen as major roadblock to hiring medical caregivers

The Albany Times Union published an article today on the impact that low wages have on individuals and families’ ability to hire personal assistants through CDPA. Data is sourced from CDPAANYS’ report on wages that is  being released at a press conference this morning. New study shows that personal assistants hired through Medicaid program quit because […]

2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda

CDPAANYS 2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) is a rapidly growing and integral part of the community based long term supports and services system, different from traditional community-based long term services in that it gives primary control of the everyday operation of the service to the consumer instead of an agency.  […]

Lobby Day – February 8, 2016

CDPAANYS would like to thank everyone who traveled to Albany to participate in Legislative Day with New York Association on Independent Living. We recognize that many of you were up at 3 AM and traveled from as far away as Buffalo and Long Island to advocate for $15AndFunding ‬and Fair Pay for CDPA. We are now following […]

#15AndFunding – Email Governor Cuomo TODAY to fight for $15/hr for workers in CDPA!

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL GOVERNOR CUOMO!  The #15AndFunding Campaign is building momentum and we need your support! With over 50 organizations in support, including CDPAANYS, we are showing the broad support of human services and Medicaid sector for increasing the minimum wage for all low-wage workers and for this increase to be fully funded for […]

CDPAANYS Legislative Day – February 8, 2016 – Save the Date!

WHAT: CDPAANYS and NYAIL Joint Legislative Day WHEN: Monday, February 8, 2016 WHERE: The Well, Legislative Office Building (LOB), Albany — Please mark your calendars and save the date.  Further details will be forthcoming. Your participation in this fight is critical to its success.

Peer Mentor Blog Post: Managing CDPA During The Holiday Season

This blog post was written by Athena Savides.  You can access the Peer Mentor blog post archive by clicking here. The holidays are coming, and it is a busy time for many of us. For those like me, who use Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) services, part of the planning is to decide how to […]

CDPAANYS and CDR Letter to Paul Francis Re: Overtime Funding Cuts

Dear Deputy Secretary Francis, On Monday, November 9, the New York State Department of Health Office of Health Insurance Program, Division of Long Term Care, issued a policy stating that all home care service providers will receive a $0.34 per hour adjustment to their rates to offset overtime costs associated with changes to the Fair […]

Peer Mentor Blog Post: Consumer Directed Personal Assistance and Traditional Home Care

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance and Traditional Home Care By Iffat Khan I am very grateful that the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program (CDPAP) is in existence. If I did not have the CDPAP as part of my life I’m not sure where I would be today. With CDPAP, I am able to live my life […]

FLSA Decision: Court Rules In Favor of USDOL

On Friday morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the federal Department of Labor’s revisions to the “companionship exemption” under the Federal Labor Standards Act. Home Care Association of America v. Weil, (D.C. Circuit, Aug. 21, 1015). Those revisions remove the companionship exemption from federal minimum wage and overtime […]