National Home Health Care, Inc. provides many of the services you and your family need in your home. Our home care team includes nurses, physical and other therapists, social workers, home health aides (HHAs) and personal care assistants (PCAs). National Home HealthCare supports our clients and families to thrive at home with the assistance of our devoted and trustworthy employees providing an unsurpassed level of care. Our nursing and personal care services are customized to meet your needs.
Personal care assistance (PCA) is a service that aids 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. The program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).
According to DHS, there are four categories of personal care assistance (PCA) services for persons with disabilities, living independently in the community.:
- Activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)
- Observation and redirection of behaviors
- Health-related procedures and tasks
Our trained PCAs can provide you around-the-clock of all services including ADL, such as:
- Dressing – Including application of clothing and special appliances or wraps
- Grooming – Including basic hair care, oral care, shaving, basic nail care, applying cosmetics and deodorant, care of eyeglasses and hearing aids
- Bathing – Including basic personal hygiene and skin care
- Eating – Including completing the process of eating, including hand washing and application of orthotics required for eating, transfers and feeding
- Transfers – Including assistance to transfer the person from one seating or reclining area to another
- Mobility – Including assistance with ambulation, including use of a wheel chair; not including providing transportation
- Positioning – Including assistance with positioning or turning a person for necessary care and comfort
- · Toileting – Including helping person with bowel or bladder elimination and care. This includes transfers, mobility, positioning, feminine hygiene, use of toileting equipment or supplies, cleansing the perineal area, inspection of the skin and adjusting clothing.
We also do accept PCA traditional and PCA choice clients who qualifies at least 25 hours of PCA needs and have their own PCA caregiver.
For more information about our PCA services, call us at 651-644-7037 or contact one of our Community Liaisons.