Your county public health nurse will arrange for an assessment and help you learn more about PCA options available, including types of agencies that provide personal care assistance services and how to hire your own staff. For more information about PCA services, call us at 651-644-7037 or contact one of our Community Liaisons who can [...]
Personal care assistance services must be medically necessary and ordered by a physician. A person must need help to complete activities of daily living, have health-related tasks or need observation and redirection of behavior to use these four categories of services: • Activities of daily living (includes eating, toileting, grooming, dressing, bathing, transferring, mobility and [...]
Personal Care Assistant(PCA) services may qualify for a recipient who are enrolled in Medical Assistance, a MCO (managed care organization), Minnesota Care expanded benefits, (AC) Alternative Care, or a waiver program. For more information about our PCA services, call us at 651-644-7037 or contact one of our Community Liaisons. Our community Liaisons can help you [...]
To be eligible for the personal care assistance program, a person must meet all these criteria: Be eligible to receive Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare Expanded (pregnant women and children) Require services that are medically necessary and ordered by a physician Be able to make decisions about your own care or have someone who can make [...]
The personal care assistance program provides services to persons who need help with day-to-day activities to allow them to be more independent in their own home. A personal care assistant is an individual trained to help persons with basic daily routines. A PCA may be able to help you if you have a physical, emotional [...]
Find out if there is a length of time you will be committed to the home care provider even if you are unhappy with the care they are providing. The home care provider should guarantee care and cancel charges for unsatisfactory service.
Ask for names of people, not just the name of a hospital or organization. One good question to ask these professionals or patients: “Would you use these home care agencies again for yourself or your loved ones?”
If you require care beyond that associated with activities of daily living, your doctor ought to be involved. Most agencies will work directly with your doctor in arranging and planning for your care.
When choosing the home care services that are right for you, it is important that the patient and family members discuss the kind of care needed with a home care representative. This will help you determine whether the visiting nurse, therapist, private caregiver or live-in caregiver can meet your needs.
It is difficult to receive good care if different people show up every week. A good home care provider will be concerned with continuity of care with consistent home care services.