Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State
SAVE THE DATE: SPRING WEBINAR SERIES!
REGISTER TODAY FOR ADVOCACY WEEK RALLY: FEBRUARY 8
CDPAANYS and the New York State Association on Independent Living will be holding a virtual rally starting at 9:00 AM on Monday, February 8 to kick off Advocacy Week.
Join us and show your support for the campaign to #FairPay4HomeCare and lift up disability priorities in the New York State budget!
PERSONAL ASSISTANTS INCLUDED IN COVID VACCINE WEEK 5 STARTING JANUARY 11
Thank you to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYSDOH – New York State Health Department for recognizing the importance of making sure that personal assistants are vaccinated early!
CDPAANYS fought hard to make sure that this specific mention of PAs was made in the vaccination plan, and that any uncertainty regarding whether or not PAs were included in home care was eliminated. CDPAANYS is absolutely thrilled that the community’s voice was heard.
This is a big win for the 100,000+ workers and the consumers they work for.
REPORT: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CDPA IN NEW YORK STATE
As part of CDPAANYS’ work identifying and bringing light to disparities and gaps in services related to COVID–19, we issued a survey to collect data on the impact of the pandemic on consumers and workers.
It was widely acknowledged that many health conditions that require long-term care increase the rate of mortality from COVID-19, but the conditions for people using community based services like CDPA did not receive nearly as much attention. CDPAANYS wanted to know how the pandemic was affecting consumers and their access to services, and sent a survey to members in April asking about changes in staffing and access to personal protective equipment (PPE), among other disruptions. We used the results to create a report that we shared with lawmakers and journalists in order to bring attention to the growing long-term care crisis and advocate for legislative solutions.
You can read the final report from the survey, “The Impact of COVID–19 on Consumer Direction in New York State,” by clicking here.
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The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State (CDPAANYS) has released a new report, entitled The High Cost of Low Wages. The report is based on the results of a survey of consumers within Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA), updating...
Re: Temporary Suspension of Certain Regulations Related to Onboarding Personal Assistants During COVID-19 Outbreak
View the letter as a PDF file here. April 22, 2020 Donna Frescatore State Medicaid Director Office of Health Insurance Programs NYS Department of Health Corning Tower Albany, NY 12237 Re: Temporary Suspension of Certain Regulations Related to Onboarding Personal...
March 2, 2020 Ms. Katherine Ceroalo Bureau of Program Counsel Regulatory Affairs Unit New York State Department of Health Room 2438, Empire State Plaza Tower Building Albany, NY 12237 Comments submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org Comments Re:...