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Southeastern Minnesota Center For Independent Living (SEMCIL)

Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

SEMCIL - Rochester Office

2200 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN, 55902-3980

Distance: 996 Miles

(507) 285-1815

Website

http://www.semcil.org/programs/personal-care-assistant

Service Details

Description

A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is a trained worker who helps people that need support to take care of their day-to-day activities and who are on a state program (Medical Assistance, waiver programs, or Alternative Care). Personal assistance services help individuals live and work within their own communities. PCAs help people who need support to take care of daily living needs because of disease, a disabling condition, or complications related to aging.


Personal care assistance services must be deemed medically necessary as determined by an assessment. The assessment must find that the person needs help to complete at least one of eight activities of daily living or exhibit Level 1 behavior.


The four categories of services that a person can receive assistance in are:


* Activities of Daily Living: eating, toileting, grooming, dressing, bathing, transferring (such as getting in and out of bed), mobility, and positioning
* Health-related functions, which, under state law, can be delegated or assigned by a licensed health care professional to be performed by a PCA
* Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: meal planning and preparation, managing finances, shopping for essential items, performing essential household chores, communication by telephone and other media, and participating in the community
* Redirection and intervention for behavior including observation and monitoring


If you are enrolled in Medical Assistance, a waiver program, or Alternative Care, there are two possible ways that you may receive PCA services in Minnesota:
* You may select an individual worker (where you are responsible for hiring, supervising and firing)
* You may hire a home care agency who selects and oversees your worker


If you choose to hire your own workers, you will also choose a PCA Choice provider (usually a home health agency) as a fiscal intermediary. The PCA Choice provider is responsible for billing the Department of Human Services (DHS) for PCA services and paying your PCA workers.


If you want to find direct support workers who may be able to assist you, go to Direct Support Connect[TM] (https://www.directsupportconnect.com). You'll be able to create a profile about your needs and interests, search for direct support workers, and connect securely within the site. If you are a direct support worker looking for a person/employer to support, you can also create a profile and do a search.


Features

  • Payment
    • Alternative Care Waiver (AC) 
    • Brain Injury Waiver (BI) 
    • Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI) 
    • Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver 
    • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) 
    • Elderly Waiver (EW) 
    • Medicaid (Medical Assistance) 

Eligibility

* Be eligible to receive Medical Assistance (MA) or Medical Assistance for pregnant women and children
* Be able to make decisions about your own care or have someone who can make decisions for you
* Be dependent in at least one activity of daily living or exhibit Level 1 behavior within the last year, as determined by the assessment


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona counties.


Disability Linkage Line serves statewide - this center takes calls from:
Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona, and Yellow Medicine Counties.


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 285-1815
Disability Hub MN (866) 333-2466
FAX (507) 288-8070
Toll Free (888) 460-1815

Last Update

11/8/2019

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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