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The latest information about home care wages and home care rates in New York

Thinking about Coming Back to Work in Home Care?

What are home care wages and home care rates in 2022?

First the big news. The rates are going up by $2 an hour in October and another $1 next year.

This wage increase is part of the NYS budget that was passed in April 2022. The group that worked very hard with legislators including providers like Caring Professionals, grass roots groups, unions, and provider associations had hoped for a lot more and to get Fair Pay for Home Care passed. Nevertheless, it is progress and we continue to advocate for more dollars for this important caregiving work.

This increase is for PCAAs and HHAs who work in traditional home care programs (licensed home care agencies, LHCSAs, and certified home health care agencies, CHHAs).  Personal Assistants in the CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program) who work with Fiscal Intermediaries are also included.

Meanwhile, you have questions. What does CDPAP pay? What does CDPAP pay in NYC? What does CDPAP pay in Westchester County? What does CDPAP pay in Nassau County? Do I get benefits?
There are different rates in these counties based on a law passed in 2012 called wage parity.

Caring Professionals currently pays the top rates in each county.

These are:

  • NYC pay rates for CDPAP – $18 going up to $20.
  • Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester pay rates for CDPAP- $17.50 going to $19.50.
  • Rest of NYS pay rates for CDPAP (2024) – $17.55.

There are benefits such as health insurance subsidies/ life insurance/ accident insurance/ generous Paid Time Off/bonuses.   Click here to find out all the details.

If you are considering coming back to work as a PCA or HHA, know that Caring Professionals has cases for you. Human resources staff at our Bronx, Queens, Far Rockaway, and Westchester offices are ready to process your papers. Coordinators are on standby to match you up with cases near your home that fit your schedule.

Caring Professionals offers many benefits including health care, medical insurance, union benefits, transit cards, vacation days, sick pay, and other benefits. You can easily arrange to be paid each day so that you have cash on your cash card immediately. Click here for current benefits for PCAs and HHAs.
Remember, if you a PCA, your certificate remains active even if you haven’t worked in the field in years.
If you hold an HHA certificate, in order for it to be valid, you need to have worked one day in the last two years to keep it active. Our recruiter will help you figure out if you are still on the state’s registry so that you can get back to this important caregiving work.

If you want to know how CDPAP works and how to increase CDPAP hours, call today. 718 307 6270.

Caring Professionals is just that, a caring agency that takes care of its staff and pays them top rates. Moreover, we are professional agency with a reputation and aides that work with us for years. We offer a payroll helpline as well as remote services. We are compliant with all laws. Join Caring Professionals today and get paid top rates.

Apply to work as a HHA with Caring Professionals Home Care Agency here.

Apply to take part in the CDPAP Program here.



About the Author

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Faigie Horowitz

Faigie Horowitz, MS serves as director of communication at Caring Professionals. She advocates for the senior population on the state level and writes about senior and caregiver issues. She is a columnist for several periodicals. She has spent decades in nonprofit management and serves as a lay leader and founder of several community organizations.

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