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Personal Care Assistance

Personal Care Assistance (PCA) is a service option that offers a range of assistive and support services provided in the person’s home and community. Services are available for people covered by Medical assistance (MA), Minnesota Care expanded benefit set, Wavier programs, and Alternative care program.

Persons eligible for one of the above programs must meet the following criteria to qualify for PCA services:

  • Able to identify their needs
  • Able to direct and evaluate PCA task accomplishment
  • Able to provide for their health and safety or have a responsible party that is able to do so
  • Have a service plan developed with the county public health nurse that specifies the PCA services needed
  • Have a stable medical condition
  • Have an approved service agreement for PCA services from the Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Live in their own home residence which is NOT a hospital, nursing facility, intermediate care facility, health facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health or foster care setting licensed for more than four residents
  • Need PCA services to live in the community

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