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In-home assistance at no cost- CDPAP

Welcome to Health Aide, we are a home care agency that works with Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus Managed Long Term Care Plan.

Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus Managed Long Term Care Plan, is dedicated to providing comprehensive home care and family caregiver services for adults living with long-term health conditions or disabilities.

Their commitment to quality care has earned us a 5-star rating, according to the New York Department of Health’s 2015 Managed Long-Term Care Consumer Guide for NYC.

At Empire Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC), their primary objective is to enable their members to maintain their independence and well-being in the comfort of their own homes. They recognize that receiving care at home is often the preferred choice for many individuals, and they are there to support individuals in achieving that goal. One of the key features of their program is the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Service (CDPAS), which empowers members to have more control over their care.

With CDPAS, you have the freedom to choose your personal assistant, and this can include family members or friends who meet specific criteria. This flexibility empowers you to build a care team that you trust and feel comfortable with. Your personal assistant can assist you with a wide range of daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, toileting, walking, and feeding. Additionally, you can receive skilled services like tube feeding, medication management, wound care, and respiratory care through this program.

Here’s how the CDPAS works:

Choice and Control:

You or a person you designate are responsible for selecting, hiring, training, and managing your personal assistant. This means you have the autonomy to make decisions regarding your care.


Your responsibilities also include managing your personal assistant’s schedule, ensuring their timesheet is accurate, and approving it. You can make changes to your personal assistant if needed.

Registration with Fiscal Intermediaries:

When you choose a personal assistant, they will need to register with us, Health Aide is one of our partners. We “Health Aide” will handle the payment for your personal assistant based on the hours they work.


If you ever decide that you no longer wish to participate in the self-directed CDPAS program, you can transition to receive regular personal care services through Empire MLTC at any time.

What We Offer To Caregivers:

Check your eligibility

To be eligible for CDPAS, you should meet the following criteria:


Health Aide Inc. is a New York based company servicing clients in New York State. We are a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who strive to provide the best customer service experience.

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