Now offering InstaPay4Care — Clock out & get paid instantly!

Hire a family member or friend to care for you and they’ll get paid — instantly!

45,000+ New Yorkers enrolled
3,000+ five-star reviews
#1 home care program in New York State

I have Medicaid, am I eligible?

We are now offering holiday pay! For every hour that you work and are scheduled to work on specific holidays, you get $2 extra per hour!

You may be eligible!

Fill out this form to find out.

We'll check to see if you're eligible to apply  — then Medicaid and your health plan will determine your final eligibility.

Who we are

FreedomCare is New York's #1 Medicaid home care program.

FreedomCare is the leading provider of CDPAP, a Medicaid-funded program that allows New Yorkers to hire their own caregivers: a daughter, son, relative, friend or previously hired aide.

You get loving care.
Your loved one gets paid!

No other agency serves more New Yorkers

And no other agency has earned more 5 star ratings.

4.7/5 based on 3000+ reviews

Your caregiver works hard.
They shouldn’t have to wait to get paid.

With FreedomCare, they don’t!

Introducing: InstaPay4Care — the only instant payment option for CDPAP caregivers

Your caregiver clocks out, then gets paid instantly by direct deposit!
*Caregivers must be paid via Rapid Pay Card to participate.

Check if I'm eligible

Am I eligible for this program?

If you...

Have Medicaid

Live in New York

Need help with day-to-day activities

You are likely eligible. Due to government regulations, Medicare is NOT enough.

Who can I hire
as a caregiver?




Legal Spouse

Parent caring for a child under 21

Designated representative

Where is FreedomCare available?

FreedomCare is available in EVERY COUNTY in New York State.

It is also available in Missouri, Nevada, and Philadelphia.

If you have Medicaid,
you can apply.

Do you have one of these Medicaid cards?

Example of a NY Benefit ID card
Example of a Medicaid ID card

FreedomCare is a Medicaid program, so your caregiver will be paid through Medicaid. (Unfortunately, Medicare is NOT enough under current government regulations.) If you don’t have Medicaid but think you may be eligible, click here to contact a partner vendor who can help.


Real people. Real changes.

Patricia Charles
New York, NYC

"I’ve had aides in the past, but it always ended badly. This is one of the best programs ever. I’m so happy that my niece is helping me. And our contact at FreedomCare is wonderful." 

Elizabeth Salley
Brooklyn, NY

"It was hard, because I didn’t want to leave my mom at home — I was scared she’d leave the stove on or get hurt. And you only get one mother.  Now I get to have a job AND care for my mom at once. It’s literally PERFECT." 

Richard Branker
Long Island, NY

“My mother had two strokes. We brought in a couple of aides, but I could tell she wasn’t happy. Now I get to care for Mom daily — and she’s smiling and laughing. I feel like it’s my destiny."

Here's how it works:

STEp 1

Get assessed

A nurse will visit you at home to determine if you’re eligible for the CDPAP program. You'll find out how many weekly hours of care you can get.

STEp 2

Choose a caregiver

You choose a caregiver: your daughter, son, relative, or friend. We come to your home to enroll you in the program.

STEp 3

You get care — they get paid

You get ongoing care from a person who loves you. They get peace of mind — because they’re getting paid for the care they give.

Seal of the CDPAAPNYS

45,000 New Yorkers trust us.
You can too.

As the largest CDPAP agency in New York — and the only one offering in-person home enrollment across the state — we draw on unrivaled experience + an unparalleled case volume. A proud member of the CDPAP Association of New York, we're contracted with almost every insurance and trusted by thousands of doctors & hospitals across the state.
So you know you’re in good hands.

You may be eligible!

Fill out this form to find out.

We'll check to see if you're eligible to apply  — then Medicaid and your health plan will determine your final eligibility.