How Has COVID-19 Impacted CDPA?
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.