“The benefit of hiring our PCA’s through Arise has been peace of mind. I love my children dearly, but with their diagnosis, they are taxing to be with 24 hours a day. Arise made sure we had the right PCA’s and made the process easy for me. And I now get the break I need so I can be refreshed and be a healthier parent.”
–Laura, mother of PCA Clients
PCA Services: Provide personal care assistance to help persons with day-to-day activities in their home and community. These services include helping people with personal care and can also help with homemaking type services. Persons must be eligible to receive Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care Expanded Benefits, or the Alternative Care Program in order to receive these services.
Personal Care Services , Personal Care Attendants (PCA)
- Bathing, grooming, washing
- Bowel and bladder care
- Dressing and undressing
- Exercise and ambulation
- Skin care
- Meal preparation and feeding
- Laundry and light housekeeping
- Range of motion exercises
- Medication reminders
- Assistance with activities of daily living
Two service type programs are available, including traditional PCA services and the PCA choice option.
- Traditional PCA Services is where the agency will find, hire, train, schedule and terminate staff. This agency will also develop care plans for staff to follow as well as monitor and evaluate staff to assure that care plans are carried out.
- The PCA Choice Options offers persons more independence in managing their personal cares. This option allows persons to hire, train, schedule, terminate staff and write their own care plan for their staff to follow. Arise acts as a fiscal intermediary. Click here to learn more.
Persons with disabilities or chronic illness may qualify for home and community programs called waivers. Under waiver services, Arise has the ability to provide the following: homemaking, chore, and respite services. Persons must be eligible to receive Medical Assistance in order to receive this program. Persons can apply for these programs by contacting their local county social services agency.
Alternative Care Program
This program helps seniors who are 65 and older pay for services similar to waivered services if they meet income and asset guidelines. Persons can apply for these programs by contacting their local county social services agency.