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Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Services (CDPAP)


* Provides services to assist those who are chronically ill or have a physical disability and want to live at home, but need skilled nursing services and/or help performing everyday tasks.
* Allows the flexibility and freedom for individuals to choose, hire, train, and supervise the staff/caregivers they invite into their homes.

Eligibility: Must have Medicaid or be eligible for Medicaid and be eligible for Home Care Services as determined by a doctor.
Individual must be self-directing, which means they are able to:
o Make choices about the way they want to live;
o Organize their environment to make these choices a reality
o Understand the consequences of their choices and accept responsibility for them;
o Assume responsibility for managing their own personal needs.
If they unable to be self-directing, they may designate a representative who is willing and competent to act on their behalf.

Application Process: Call for appointment.

Required Documentation: Call for information.

Fees: Funded through Medicaid

Albany, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Jefferson, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Otsego, Oswego, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Tioga, Wayne, and Yates Counties.

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc.

RCIL is a human services and civil rights organization working to ensure equality and independence for individuals with disabilities. RCIL provides assistance to all individuals with any disability regardless of age, income or ability.RCIL's services are consumer-directed and geared toward increasing awareness of an individual's rights and options, as well as the various methods that are available to help them achieve the goals they have chosen for themselves. 

131 Genesee Street
PO Box 210
Utica NY 13503


Hours: M-F 8:00AM-4:00PM




131 Genesee Street
Utica NY 13503


24 hours


Christa Makuch
Program Director

This program is offered at these sites:

Resource Center for Independent Living

Main Address:

131 Genesee Street

Utica NY 13503

Toll Free:

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. - Herkimer

Main Address:

420 E. German Street

Suite 107A

Herkimer NY 13350


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