Personal Care Assistance (PCA) services provide assistance and support for persons with disabilities, living independently in the community. This includes the elderly and others with special health care needs. PCA services are covered, medically necessary, services provided by a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), in the recipient’s home or in the community when normal life activities take them outside the home.
- Activities of daily living (eating, toileting, grooming, dressing, bathing, transferring, mobility, and positioning.
- Instrumental activities of daily living (meal planning and preparation, managing finances, shopping for food, communication by telephone or other media, getting around and participating in the community).
- Health related functions through hands-on assistance, supervision, and cueing.
- Redirection and intervention for behavior including observation and monitoring.