Dear seniors,

you now have the choice of receiving self-directed home care services along with quality care from paid loved ones, close friends or neighbors.

Earn compensation for taking care
of your loved ones!

CDPAP helps you turn homecare into a job. Hire a Caregiver you can trust to provide you with compassionate care.

Open All Hours

We can be reached
24h / 7 days!

About Us

Unicare provides a wide variety of treatments and services to speed recovery from:
illness or injury;
help with the management of chronic conditions;
make life easier for the elderly or handicapped;
and to assist primary caregivers with their responsibilities
and ease their workload Unicare strives to provide the highest quality of care.

All services are provided in the home by our locally-based, highly trained, certified and licensed professionals.

Our Services

CDPAP Specialist

Contact us and we will assist you in your application for program eligibility

Homemaking Services

Our Homemakers can help maintain your home in top order.

Free Medicaid Planning

We can assist you with Medicaid applications and even if you aren’t eligible for Medicaid right now, you may be – if you plan it right. Ask us about Medicaid applications, pooled income trusts and MLTC plan enrollment.

Pediatric Care

We can assist with care for your children from any age,from birth through adolescence whether that means assisting with bathing, feeding, grooming, personal care and nurturing your child’s inquisitive mind.


Our Home Health Aides and Personal Care Assistants can help you or your loved one keep up with the activities of daily living whether it be bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, meal preparation, transferring and ambulating, safety and fall precautions, monitoring vital signs and medication reminders. We can help with the errand shopping, light housekeeping, escorts to medical appointments and just offer warm companionship.

Geriatric, Alzheimer's, Dementia

Unicare’s Alzheimer and dementia care programs focus on providing caring and sensitive companionship and assistance such as meals, errands and transportation, walking and mobility. We make it a point to keep our patients mentally stimulated and assist their memory preservation through activities such as reading, conversation, music listening, painting and games.

Split Shift and Live In Care

We can provide you with home health care coverage for a few hours, during the work day, morning, evenings, splits shift care or continued care for 24 hours.


Nurse case managers can fill a great number of roles - they can be your social worker or patient welfare advocate and often serve as a liaison.

Become personal assistant CDPAP

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program is an alternative to traditional home care and promotes consumer independence.

Who is eligible to participate in CDPAP?


Individuals who have Medicaid and require help

Health services

Eligible for long-term health services or certified home health agency services

Self-directing person

Self-directing persons or someone who has and is willing to make decisions about the services being provided


How Does CDPAP Work?

CDPAP, or Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a unique Medicaid program that provides the elderly or disabled the ability to manage their own care and make decisions based on their individual needs.

This program empowers the individual to reclaim independence and comfort in their life, while choosing someone they know and trust. The patient maintains total freedom of choice in setting their care schedule and directing how and when their plan of care is managed. CDPAP is a personal way to get the help you need at home without having to deal with the concerns that come with hiring a HHA.

How Does CDPAP Differ From Traditional Home Care?

In most home health care situations, there is no level of personal connection previously established between the patient and home care assistant. With the Medicaid CDPAP program, the individual in need can receive care from a friend or family member with whom they trust and are comfortable with, in order to provide the best possible home care personalized for the patient. This allows the patient to maintain a sense of independence, while still receiving the assistance and level of care needed.


How do I pay for home health care?

We work with Medicaid, Medicare and most insurances as well. We have private pay options as well.

What locations do you service?

We service the New York Metro Area: Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and Nassau County. For CDPAP services – we can act as the Fiscal Intermediary in all of New York State.

What is CDPAP?

CDPAP is a program, which allows a consumer to hire the caregiver of their choice.

Do you supervise your caregivers?

Unicare carefully screens each applicant via an extensive background check and testing of skills, knowledge and relevant abilities. We use a verified and reputable telephone attendance system that allows us to monitor attendance and if services are being rendered appropriately. Each caregiver responds to a team leader whose responsibility is to monitor aide professionalism and provide support to both the Unicare caregiver and the patient/patient’s family.

What languages do your caregivers speak?

A lot. Among them: Spanish, French, Creole, Cantonese, Mandarin.
Give us a call if you are looking for a language in particular.

How can I get started?

Give us a call or send an email. You can call 718-301-7051 or 718- 322-3555. Our email is

Can you serve as a Personal assistant?

Most of adults, (including older children), CAN serve as a personal assistant.
You will also be paid to provide care under CDPAP program.
Formal training for this job is not required.
You must be legally allowed to work in the US!

*Spouses can't serve.

A personal assistant can undertake array of responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Assistance with dressing;

Preparing meals;

Reminder for medications;

Personal hygiene;


Paying bills;

Any other activities of daily living.

Qualified Caregivers
Hired Caregivers
Happy clients

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“We have been through three other agencies and we finally feel comfortable with the service we’re receiving. I’ll forever be thankful for being an agency that actually goes out of their way for their personal assistants”

— Felicia R.

"The staff were very eager to help us since day one. They made the process super simple by coming to my house to help with all the paperwork and they kept us updated every step of the way.”

— Pierre B.

“During the process of signing up for the CDPAP program, the staff was extremely delicate with my mothers situation. They came out to my mothers home to get her enrolled and even paid for her trip to the Medicaid office. That act of kindness showed me what they were really about, instead of just telling me. No smoke and mirrors here, they’re the real deal. “

— Robert D.