Personal Care Assistance is for those who require daily assistance with their personal care. Our Personal Care Assistants (PCA) can help an individual live independently at home and in the community.
Seniors who wish to live independently have a great need for someone to assist them with their daily activities. Personal Care Assistants allow older adults to have their needs met in a familiar setting.
A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) has been trained to provide services in the comfort of an individual’s home. Personal Care Assistants’ services are used by people who have a mental or physical disability, or older adults that need assistance with everyday tasks.
PCAs provide some services that are like those provided by other home care workers such as nursing assistants or home health aides. In-home workers, for example, assist clients with bathing and dressing. Only workers who have state-issued certifications and licensing, such as licensed practical nurses or certified nursing assistants, can provide basic nursing care.
Personal Care Assistants are still a valuable service for people who were able to care for themselves in the past and handle basic life functions by themselves, but now need someone to assist them. PCAs who are compassionate and skilled can build a trusting relationship with the people they serve.
Personal Care Assistant Services is available in two different forms.
Services provided by a PCA
A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) offers personal care services as part of the established care plans for a client. PCAs offer services such as helping clients:
- Assist them in bathing, dressing, and grooming.
- Handle toileting care and incontinence
- Transferring from the bed to other places, such as a chair or other surfaces
- Eat meals for those who are unable to feed themselves
A PCA can also help with household chores. Clients can feel secure knowing that their housekeeping duties will be taken care of. In this way, a PCA can help by:
- Washing dishes
- Doing laundry
- Vacuuming and sweeping
- Making beds
- Prepare meals
- Grocery Shopping
- Pet care
- Run errands as needed
Personal Care Assistants are a great way to provide companionship for clients who need it in order to maintain dignity and self-worth. Families may not always be able to visit or provide care for their loved ones, especially if the family is raising a child or does not live in that area.
PCAs are on hand every day to do the following:
- Attend medical appointments with the client
- Exercises prescribed by the doctor can be done with the client.
- Help clients to enjoy their hobbies by playing games
- Maintaining a prescribed diet for clients
- You can read to your clients
- Have meaningful conversations with your clients
PCAs may spend more time with older adults than the family members of their clients. It is only natural that family members would want to speak with PCAs about their loved ones’ progress.
Schedule a complimentary assessment to learn more about our Personal Care Assistant Services, and to help you decide which plan you want to use. We care more about your health and safety than anything else, so we don’t want to let you waste any time.