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What are PCA Services?
PCA Services are a type of Home Health Care Service that helps people in Minnesota with their non-medical health related needs. The goal of Personal Care Assistant Services as with other Home Care Services is to help people live independently in their own homes and in the community as opposed to a facility. PCA Services are available to individuals of all ages with special health care needs and are a paid benefit under Medical Assistance.
PCA Services help people with:
- Activities of Daily Living including eating, toileting, grooming, dressing, bathing, transferring, mobility, and positioning.
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living 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.
When will I get assessed?
Once eligibility is determined, we will send for a PCA assessment. A Nurse from your county will contact you to set up an appointment to come to your home. She will then determine how many hours per week you will receive. Once your PCA of choice background study is cleared, PCA services begin and your PCA starts getting paid! It's that easy!
I need to appeal...
If you were denied PCA services or your current hours were reduced you have the right to appeal. You will receive instructions on how to appeal in the mail. If you are currently receiving PCA Services you can request that you keep the same amount of hours until the appeal is final. If you need the form or assistance completing it, please call our office and we would be glad to help you.
How do I pay for PCA Services?
There are many ways to pay for PCA Services but in most cases, PCA Services are free to those that qualify for Medical Assistance. If you need help applying for Medical Assistance we can help you!
Are you not happy with the current agency you are with?
The transfer process is easy. Simply print and complete the below form and call our office. We would be glad to help you transfer to Ally as seamlessly as possible. No need to worry, we will employ your current PCA no hassles and without causing any delay to your current PCA's check.
Release and Request to Transfer Form (Transfer PCA Services to All Home Health Care, LLC)
Home Care Bill of Rights
The above forms are all Adobe PDF files. In order to view these files you must have Adobe Reader.