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Personal Care Services (PCA)

Just what are personal care services (PCA)? We have created this page to help you learn more about these services that can deliver essential care to your loved ones in their own home. Please read the following information which describes which individuals may most benefit from PCA services. We also offer details on what the services entail; such as meal preparation, help with dressing, bathing and more. It is our hope that you will consider HealthStar Home Health for your needs to help a loved one retain quality of life in their Duluth or Minneapolis home.

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 covered, medically necessary, services provided by a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), in the recipient’s home or in the community when normal life activities take them outside the home.

  • Activities of daily living (eating, toileting, grooming, dressing, bathing, transferring, mobility, and positioning.
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (meal planning and preparation, managing finances, shopping for food, communication by telephone or other media, getting around and participating in the community).
  • Health related functions through hands-on assistance, supervision, and cueing.
  • Redirection and intervention for behavior including observation and monitoring.