Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Choice
Arc Northland - Office
424 W Superior St, Ste 500, Duluth, MN, 55802-1541
Distance: 253 Miles
This agency may act as a fiscal intermediary for the PCA Choice program. PCA Choice is a service option for people receiving PCA services through Medical Assistance (MA), MA waiver programs or the Alternative Care program. If electing to use this option, the person receiving the services hires their own personal care workers and directs their own care. In order to participate, the care recipient (or a responsible party) must designate a PCA Choice Agency to act as a fiscal intermediary. The fiscal intermediary takes care of billing the Department of Human Services for the PCA's services and paying the PCA.
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, MA waiver programs, or Alternative Care). Personal assistance services help individuals live and work within their own communities. PCAs assist people who need support to take care of daily living needs because of disease, a disabling condition, or complications related to aging.
Under the PCA Choice Option, the care recipient is responsible for:
* Entering into a written agreement with the PCA Choice agency
* Finding, hiring/firing and training PCA staff
* Developing a care plan, with help from qualified professional if needed
* Monitoring and evaluating PCA staff
* Providing back-up PCA staff
* Scheduling PCAs
* Supervising PCA staff
The PCA Choice Agency (fiscal intermediary) is responsible for:
* Applying for the criminal check for PCA staff and qualified professional
* Enrolling PCA staff with DHS
* Billing for PCA and qualified professional services
* Maintaining the required liability insurance for PCAs and qualified professionals
* Maintaining the written agreements for all PCA staff, qualified professionals, and responsible parties
* Paying and withholding taxes for PCA staff and the qualified professional
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Serves individuals of any age with any type of disability
- 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)
- Private pay
- Sliding fee scale
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
* Be eligible to receive Medical Assistance or Medical Assistance pregnant women and children
* Be able to manage hiring, training and firing employees or have someone who can make those decisions for them
* Be dependent in at least one activity of daily living or exhibit Level 1 behavior within the last year, as determined by the assessment
Primarily serving the residents of southern St. Louis County, Carlton County, Lake County and Cook County
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PH-3300.6500Personal Care Definition
Programs that offer the services of paraprofessional aides who provide assistance with personal hygiene (bathing, grooming and mouth care), clothing care, ambulation, seating, toileting, housekeeping (changing bed linens or other chores that are essential to the individual's health and comfort), food preparation and nutritional and environmental support for recently discharged hospital patients, elderly people and people with disabilities in their own homes or other settings. Personal care may also include supervision which involves cueing, reminding, prompting or directing daily activities, as needed, but does not include medical services.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YQ-1500Consumer Directed Organizational Perspective Definition
Organizations and individual practitioners who offer maximum choice and control (including the ability to select, manage and dismiss their workers) to people who use services or other supports to help with daily activities.