“My Mom was very fortunate to obtain your trusted CDPAP services during a critical time.”


The CDPAP program is 100% covered by Medicaid. Caregivers (like you) are paid weekly.

What Are The Requirements To Qualify?

  • Patient has Medicaid
  • We live in New York
  • They need help with daily activities

Start Here To Get Care For A Loved One.

There is no cost to participate. Get started today and a friendly care representative will help you every step of the way.

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Empowering loved one’s to get the care they need.

Friends & family members can get compensated for care they may already be providing.

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You Get Hired as the Caregiver
You Get Paid for your Service

Special Touch Home Care
Awarded Lead FI by New York State

Special Touch Home Care has been selected as a Lead Fiscal Intermediary for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) by New York State.

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Special Touch Home Care Awarded Lead FI by New York State

Special Touch Home Care has been selected as a Lead Fiscal Intermediary for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) by New York State.

Worried about your CDPAP?

Is your current Fiscal Intermediary a Lead FI?

Freedom. Dignity. Independence.

Covered by Medicaid

Covered by Medicaid

CDPAP is a Medicaid funded program in New York. Hire a loved one to be your caregiver.

No special training or certificates required.

Help with Daily Activities

Help with Daily Activities

Children, Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and even your nearest and dearest friend can be a caregiver.

Caregiver Benefits

Caregiver Benefits
  • Transportation Benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Weekly payment
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Direct deposit
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1000s of families across NYC love the Special Touch CDPAP program

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what current caregivers have to say…

Pam Brown

Meet Pam… She went to the Brooklyn office and was signed up in 1 week and 3 days.

“Special Touch is one of the best among NYC agencies. They accept most insurances and will even help you apply for services. They know exactly what you need to do in order to qualify. I work in the CDPAP program, they helped my family apply and as long as I clock in and out, I get a weekly paycheck.”

Naomi has been enrolled in the CDPAP program for 5 years.

“This is the best agency in the tristate area. Special Touch Home Care is geared towards the well being of clients and their family members. Thank you from Naomi.”

Stephanie’s Mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

“I highly recommend the Bronx office in 3rd Avenue with Vieri, Karina and Zulanny. They provide the best service, are very attentive & help with any questions.”


Angelina needed help taking care of her Aunt with Cerebral Palsy.

“The relief I got was like a weight being lifted off my chest.”

Jennifer's Testimonial

Jennifer became a CDPAP caregiver for her Dad with Diabetes.

“Special Touch has made the last couple of years with my dad really count.”

Okay give me the details, how does CDPAP work?


Contact Special Touch To Get Assessed

A knowledgeable care representative will guide you through the process. We’ll arrange a nurse to visit your home, determine if you are eligible and the number of hours you will receive.


Choose Your Caregiver

The CDPAP program allows you to hire the caregiver of your choice. This can be a child, relative, or even a trusted friend. Caregivers must be 18+ years old and eligible to work in the United States. Click here to get started.


CDPAP Caregivers Are Paid Well For Their One-of-a-Kind Care

Since CDPAP is Care Directed by the Consumer – Compensation packages vary on the preference of the Consumer and their CDPAP Caregiver(s).

However, typical compensation packages include:

  • Highly Competitive Pay Rate
  • Transportation Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Weekly payment
  • Direct deposit
  • Retirement Savings Plan


Tasks That Caregivers Can Perform

CDPAP personal assistants can perform the same care that a home health aide or home attendant can perform. They are also able to provide certain “skilled” care activities that would otherwise need to be performed by a Nurse. Some tasks include:

  • Tracheostomy care, including suctioning
  • Oxygen administration
  • Medication administration
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Help with daily activities (such as managing bills, medications, intimate tasks, and doctors’ appointments.)


You Must Have Medicaid and Live in New York To Qualify

Medicaid plans change frequently. If you need help determining if you are eligible, contact our friendly care representatives with the form below.

Special Touch CDPAP is free to join and covered by Medicaid

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No special training or cost to participate. Just love.

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