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Personal Care Assistance

Personal Care Assistance

The personal care you need - where you need it.

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.

Our professionally-trained PCAs provide services such as:

Activities of Daily Living (ADLS)

ADLs are basic self care tasks that an individual does on a day-to-day basis. Common ADLs that a PCA can assist with include dressing, grooming, bathing, and transferring (walking).

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Instrumental activities of daily living include meal planning and preparation, managing finances, shopping for food, communication by telephone or other media, getting around and participating in the community

Health Related Tasks

With training from a Qualified Professional, PCAs can help with self-administered medications, help with range-of-motion and other exercises to maintain muscle functioning, and interventions for certain disorders.

Observation & Redirection

PCAs may observe and provide redirection as needed for clients who have episodes of behavior needing additional help.

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