The CDPAP Program is a Medicaid program that allows seniors and people with disabilities who are home-bound to choose, interview, hire and fire their own home health aides. These aides can be any people who can do the job, including family members. Some patients, choose not to go through a traditional agency because the aides are randomly assigned, don't always show up on time and change all the time. The CDPAP Program allows a sense of consistency and comfort knowing that you can trust who's watching you. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing $75 million worth of cuts to the CDPAP Program. This will severely impact the lives of the elderly and disabled people who depend on this program for their day to day care which includes bathing, dressing, bathroom needs, feeding, medical needs, exercise and even getting out of the house. There are plenty of other avenues the Governor can cut money from, rather than taking the power of choice and comfort away from the elderly and disabled. The signatures on this petition will be sent directly to Gov. Cuomo. Please share this petition on social media.
CLICK LINK TO HELP THE PETITION'S CREATOR WHO'S LIVING WITH ALS: https://www.gofundme.com/f/qcxq4-darby039s-daddy
This petition was started by Scott Gingold, a 39-year old husband and father living with ALS. He is completely paralyzed and on a ventilator for breathing, and is fed through a stomach tube. He communicates using a computer that he controls with his eyes, which he uses to write bedtime stories for his daughter. He is an advocate for disability rights and uses his eyes to write letters to congress and create petitions to help the disabled community and make a difference in this world.