APC Recruitment Guide


Welcome to TRI-MED HOME CARE SERVICES, INC., Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program is a Medicaid funded home care program in the New York State. The program allows people with disabilities and/or personal care needs to have more control over their personal assistance services.

TRI-MED HOME CARE SERVICES, INC. “CDPAP” enables individuals who are independent and non-independent to, self-directing home care service consumers to directly affect their quality and continuity of home care services. The self-directed consumer is responsible for the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and terminating Personal Assistant(s) of their choice.

TRI-MED HOME CARE SERVICES, INC. is readily available to assist you in becoming a consumer of the CDPAP. On the following pages enclosed in this packet, we provide literature describing some of the key components of our unique program. If you would like to know more about the program or receive free consultation, please call our office at 516-218-2700.

We are located at 49 PIERMONT AVENUE, SUITE 101, HEWLETT, NY 11557. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM, and on Saturday from 9AM to 3PM.


When the needs are:


Alternative to traditional Home Health Care


Services Consumer Independence


Assistance with Health Care Resources


Medicaid will pay you to care for your:

TRI-MED HOME CARE SERVICES, INC. “CDPAP” is a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, a viable alternative to conventional home care services, which promotes consumer independence.

The program enables self-directed consumers and/or advocates to recruit, interview, hire, train, schedule, supervise and dismiss Personal Assistance(s) of their choice. Self-directed consumers and/or advocates assess needs, determine how and by whom these needs should be met, and monitor the quality of services received. Individuals independently make all decisions and manage services directly.

Who is eligible to participate in CDPAP?

To participate in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, the consumer must be:

  • Eligible for Medicaid
  • Self-Directing or has an advocate willing to make decisions about the services being provided.
  • Eligible for long-term home care, certified home health agency services.
  • AIDS home care or personal care services.

What are the benefits of CDPAP?

The program enables independence and consumer empowerment by gaining more control over their personal care needs. A consumer can:

  • Independently or with the assistance of an advocate, recruit, interview, train, schedule, supervise and dismiss the Personal Assistant(s) of their choice.
  • Hire as many Personal Assistants as may be deemed necessary to satisfy the consumer’s needs, and as authorized by the Service Provider.
  • Develop a direct working relationship with the Personal Assistant.

What are the consumer responsibilities?

Consumers must sign an agreement to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the services of the Personal Assistant employed.
  • Notify the Service Coordinator of any changes in status, including, but not limited to, the consumer’s address, phone number and hospitalization.
  • Notify the Service Coordinator of any changes of each Personal Assistant(s) Name, address, phone number, employment status, and hours worked.
  • Arrange and schedule back-up Personal Assistant coverage for vacations, Holidays, absence due to illness and personal time.
  • Develop an emergency backup system in the event substitute employees are needed to replace permanent employees.
  • Process in a timely manner the required paperwork such as time sheets, health assessment vacation and time off requests, and other required employment documentation.
  • Schedule visits with a registered nurse once every six (6) month for the required nursing assessment.
  • Sign a contract agreement with the program to fulfill these responsibilities.

What are the responsibilities of TRI-MED HOME CARE SERVICES, INC. “CDPAP”?

  • Process the payroll for each Personal Assistant. Payroll will be processed on a bi-weekly basis provided that TRI-MED HOME CARE SERVICES, INC. has received the weekly signed time sheets.
  • Coordinate all matters that relate to the employment forms for each Personal Assistant.
  • Act as the employer of record.
  • Maintain a confidential personnel file on all hires Personal Assistants.
  • Advise and encourage the consumers to provide equal employment opportunities to all prospective employees regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, orientation or sexual preference.
  • Monitor the completion of the required nursing assessment forms and the consumer agreement outlining obligations and responsibilities.
  • Engage in on-going monitoring activities, which include periodic contact with the consumer and review of the six (6) month nursing assessment.
  • Provide appropriate notification pertaining to any intention to transfer or terminate the consumer from the Program.
  • Sign a contractual agreement with the consumer to fulfill these program responsibilities.