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Personal Care Assistance (PCA Choice)

What are your responsibilities as a client or responsible party of PCA Choice Services?

  • Recruiting, hiring and training the PCA staff.

  • Providing back-up staff as needed.

  • Providing daily supervision and scheduling PCA staff.

  • Monitoring and evaluating PCA staff.

  • Maintaining documentation of the PCA tasks and services.

  • Verifying and signing PCAs timesheets.

What are the Required Qualifications for PCAs?

The Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) must:

  • Be able to provide the authorized cares found in the client’s care plan.

  • Pass a criminal background check, and qualify for a PCA provider number from the Minnesota Department of Human services.

  • Be willing to enter into a written agreement with the client and the PCA Choice provider that outlines their roles and responsibilities.

  • Comply with current state laws and regulations regarding PCA services.

  • Be 18 years old, or be 16 or 17 years old with additional training.

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