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Welcome to Better Families, Inc.

We are committed to help families through the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP).
With this medicaid funded program people with chronically ill or physically disabled individuals can be help with activities of daily living.

The program give the consumer the power of Hire Their Own Family Members or Friends to be the Care Givers.

We are here to provide Great and personalized services to the most needy people of our community. Call us today and find out how we can help.


To be eligible for CDPAP, consumers must have the necessary requirements:
Download here: Referral Form.
Transfer Form- Medicaid Managed Care to Managed Long Term Care.

  • Have Medicaid
  • Need home care
  • Be a self-directing person, or have someone who can direct care for them

Usually, to enroll in this program, consumers should be enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care. On your part, you may have the benefit of choosing which type of plan you would like to enroll in.

Applying for CDPAP

Where can you get a CDPAP application?

Download here: Physician’s Order for CDPAP Services Forms.

There are several steps involved in the process and it takes more than filling out just one application form. There are three steps involved:

  • Assessment – where a nurse assesses applicants before they can be enrolled in the program
  • Patient Forms – the patients are required to fill these out.
  • Personal Assistant Forms – these are the forms the personal assistant will need to fill out.

We can help you with the process. Contact us here.

Enrolling under the CDPAP Program

Do you think you or your loved ones will benefit greatly from this program? Enroll now! Call 646-747-0181 to have one of our friendly representatives help you out.


Physician’s Order for CDPAP Services Forms

Download here: Physician’s Order for CDPAP Services Forms.


Every CDPAP consumer is different. The amount of home care they get varies. The amount of hours you will receive is determined by your Medicaid Managed Care plan.

CDPAP Salary and Pay Rate

CDPAP workers are compensated. How you will be compensated depends on many different factors. If you want to have more information, call 646-747-0181.

Eligible Caregivers

Consumers of CDPAP can hire nearly anyone that is allowed to assist them as their caregiver. This includes majority of their family members and friends. There are certain exceptions, however, such as spouses being unable to provide care for each other and parents being ineligible to provide care for their children under 21 years of age.

Certification and Training

CDPAP caregivers do not need to be certified or have licenses. They are trained by the consumers themselves or the consumers’ representatives.

Home Care Services Provided

Compared to Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides who are only allowed to provide personal care services such as bathing, assistance with dressing, personal hygiene, shopping, paying bills. The CDPAP Personal Assistants can provide assistance with skilled care such as wound care, trach care, and giving insulin shots.

Applying for Medicaid

You may be asking the question, “What happens if I don’t have Medicaid?” Well, since CDPAP is a Medicaid-based program, you can only enroll if you have Medicaid. There is no need to worry if you do not have it because we can be there to help you with the process of applying for Medicaid.

Benefits of CDPAP Home Care
  1. Your loved ones will get paid to take care of you.
  2. Your personal assistants do not need to have a license or be certified.
  3. Your personal assistants do not just help with personal care assistance, as they can also provide skilled care such as wound care and giving insulin shots.

For any more questions regarding our CDPAP service, call 646-747-0181, email help@betterfamiliesny.com, or send us a message.