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PCA Choice and PCA Traditional Services

Our excellent care team provides daily and routine in-home care to our clients who require assistance with a variety of abilities, special needs, and complexity of conditions. Often our clients are capable of performing their personal care and household duties. However, knowing that a trained caregiver is standing by for assistance and supervision, can give the client and family an added peace of mind by addressing their safety concerns.
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Service include, but are not limited to:
  • Bathing assistance
  • Fall prevention
  • Help with Toileting
  • Companionship
  • Social stimulation
  • Meal Preparations
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Errands and Shopping
  • Therapies and exercise
  • Dressing and Grooming
  • Assistance with Mobility
  • Daily and routine activities
  • Accompany to appointments
  • Personal Hygiene Needs
  • Transferring and Positioning

PCA Choice VS PCA Traditional

PCA Choice allows you to have more control of your care as opposed to the Traditional PCA model. Those servicing under PC Choice, receives less frequent Qualified Professional visits, as they are the ones primarily responsible for their care. PCA Choice recipients has the responsibilities of:
  • Developing of their home care plan
  • Providing their back up staffing
  • Monitoring and evaluating PCA performance
  • Hiring, training, supervising and scheduling staff
  • Maintaining a written agreement with PCA Choice provider agency
  • Ensuring that the PCA is meeting their health and safety needs are met
PCA Traditional, provider agency is responsible for all administrative tasks surrounding the PCA who is providing the recipients' care. Those servicing under PCA Traditional receives more frequent Qualified Professional visits to ensure that services are meeting care plan goals. The provider agency has the responsibilities of:
  • Hiring, training, supervising and scheduling staff
  • Monitoring and evaluating PCA staff to ensure that care plan goals are meeting expectations
  • Developing a care plan to achieve the goals identified during assessment
  • Maintaining back up staffing in case of an emergency

Recipients of PCA Choice and PCA Traditional are entitled to designate a caregiver of their choice. However, both programs require the caregiver to submit the application, pass the mandatory PCA training, complete the background study and fingerprinting before services can be approved.