Diversity Home Health Group Offers the Best PCA Services
The words long-term care facility and nursing home strike immediate fear and dread in the elderly and in their family members as well. The first question that comes to mind and should come to mind is why can’t I just stay in my own home? The good news is that, in most cases, you can stay in your own home thanks to personal care assistant (PCA) services.
What are personal care assistant services? PCA services are social care programs which assist with non-medical needs of persons who aren’t getting around as well as they once did and allow them to live in their own home instead of being placed in an institution. To get a better understanding of PCA services, let’s take a look at what Diversity Home Health Groups personal care assistant services entail.
Activities of Daily Living
There are a lot of basic activities which we often take for granted until they become difficult to perform. A personal care aide helps with tasks like:
Health-Related Procedure and Tasks
There are often health-related tasks which must be performed in addition to daily living activities in order to maintain proper health. A personal care aide will need to be prepared to perform health or medical related procedures and tasks through the following:
Observes and Helps Redirect Behaviors
Personal care aides might also have to observe and redirect behaviors which threaten the health and well-being of the person they are caring for as well. Those tasks could include:
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Beyond daily survival inside the individual’s home, there are daily instrumental activities which are essential outside the home that might require a little extra help included in PCA home care as well. Those activities include things like:
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What You Need to Know About the PCA Program
The PCA Program was added to the State of Minnesota’s Medical Assistance program in 1978 so that individuals could remain in their own homes instead of being placed in institutions. Below are several frequently asked questions and answers to better inform you about the PCA program.
Am I Eligible for PCA Services?
There are four requirements which must be met in order to be eligible to receive PCA Services. You must:
- Be a resident living in Minnesota
- Be eligible to receive Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare.
- Have the capacity to make decisions about your own care or have someone who is able to do so on your behalf.
- Undergo a PCA Assessment administered by a Public Health Nurse (PHN) from the county in which you live and need of services must be determined through this assessment.
Can My Caregiver Be My Choice?
In Minnesota, PCA Choice Option listed above allows you to choose your own caregivers. Your family or friends can provide the services you require under the guidelines of this program and have the necessary training, support and supervision to do so. If you wish to make use of this option, Diversity Home Health Group is ready and eager to help you make that happen.
How Do I Sign Up and Get Started?
Getting signed up is not as difficult as you might think. Here are the steps involved:
- Contact Diversity Home Health Group so we can assist in determining whether you are eligible for the program.
- After walking you through an assessment of our own, we will provide you with the necessary contact information in order to request a PCA assessment.
- The assessment nurse (PHN) will determine how many hours of service you will be eligible to receive.
- We will train and hire the caregiver or caregivers you choose from among family and friends or from our own staff.
- The PCA you choose will begin providing the services you need.
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