Personal Care Assistance Services
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 provided in the recipient’s home or in the community when normal life activities take him/her outside the home.
PCA Services help people with:
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including eating, toileting, grooming, dressing, bathing, transferring, mobility, and positioning.
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) including meal planning and preparation, managing money, shopping for essential items, performing essential household chores, communicating by telephone and other media and getting around and participating in the community.
- Health Related Functions such as range of motion exercises, seizure intervention, or ventilator suctioning; and
- Redirection and Intervention for Behavior including observation and monitoring
Options under PCA Program
- The Traditional PCA Option (PCPO),; recipients receiving PCA Services obtain PCA staff through a PCA Agency, which hires, trains, pays and schedules the hours of PCA workers. To allow more flexibility and meet the changing and varying needs of individuals who receive care
- The PCA Choice Option; recipients are able to independently hire and train the PCAs who provide their care. The PCA Choice option gives consumers a greater level of responsibility in managing their care and the PCA Agency handles employment and management-related functions.
- The Shared Care Option. The Shared Care Option allows one PCA worker to help two or three individuals living in the same setting.
- The Flexible Use Option. Under the Flexible Use Option, individuals can use their approved PCA hours flexibly within a service authorization period to accommodate their varying needs and schedules
- Building emotional support can also mean giving your loved ones a companion while you are away. Let a home health aide stay with your loved one. Discuss your options today! To know more information, please contact us through – 651-848-0061.
- Our Caregivers are constantly monitored and supervised by registered nurses. Each supervisory nurse will oversee that the care plan you have chosen will be administered responsibly as agreed. We require each caregiver to attend in-services training, to keep each of their skills updated.
Every member of our team passed with the following criteria:
- Background Study Clearance
- PCA (DHS) Training
- References Check
Lovingcare Nursing & Home Care Services, Inc. truly understands that it is never easy to decide to let someone or a stranger into your own house especially into your lives. We will only put care givers to your homes when they have passed initial assessment. We want to make sure that we do not withhold any information to our clients with regards to the profiles as well as the status of the caregivers we will be sending. Your safety is our primary concern. If you have any questions or comments with our caregivers and about our services, please send us a message so that we can correct and improve our services.