PCA/CFSS

WeCare Home Health

Four categories of personal care assistance (PCA) services are eligible for payment from Medical Assistance:

  • Activities of daily living (ADLs)

  • Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)

  • Observation and redirection of behaviors

  • Health-related procedures and tasks

Office: 320-281-4449

Fax: 320-281-4819

Personal Care Assistants PCA

WeCare Home Health assists disabled individuals of all ages to help them live independently in the community or with their families. This includes the elderly and others with special healthcare needs. Our PCA services are provided in the recipient’s home or the community when normal life activities takes him or her outside the home.

This service helps with day-to-day activities that allows them become more independent. 

PCA SERVICES


For our clients, we deliver just the right level of care for you or your loved ones. We have PCA Choice or PCA Traditional options 

 

1. Traditional PCA


This program helps clients in need of care get set up with an aide through a PCA or homecare agency. The agency is responsible for hiring, training, paying, and scheduling PCAs to provide homecare services to the recipient.

A traditional PCA provider agency:
Assures your staff have orientation and complete required training Bills the state for PCA services Bills the state for qualified professional supervision Finds back up staff Finds, hires, trains, schedules and fires staff Gets criminal background checks Hires your qualified professional (QP) Maintains enrollment with the state Makes an agreement with your responsible party Monitors and evaluates staff Pays and withholds taxes.

The agency is also responsible for:

  • Hiring, training, supervising and scheduling staff

  • Monitoring and evaluating PCA staff to ensure care plan goals are being met

  • Developing a care plan to meet the goals identified at the nurse assessment

  • Maintaining back up staffing in case of an emergency


2. PCA Choice


We are also a PCA Choice provider agency where the client has the option for hiring, training, scheduling and terminating their personal care assistants. The PCA Choice option offers greater control and choice for the client. Covered Services are PCA services identified in the service plan and PCA care plan.

Consumer Responsibility


Under PCA Choice The client is responsible the following: 

  • Terminate employment of their PCAs if necessary.

  • Recruit and hire a qualified professional.

  • Verify the credentials of the qualified professional.

  • Enter into a written agreement with the PCA Choice agency, PCAs and qualified professional.

  • Work with the qualified professional to assure the consumer’s health and safety needs are met.

  • Participate in an annual face-to-face assessment.

  • Assure own health and safety with training, scheduling and monitoring of PCAs.

  • Develop and revise a PCA care plan with the assistance of the qualified professional.

  • Monitor and verify the hours worked by the PCA(s).

  • Sign time sheets.

  • Communicate a change in condition or need for additional services at the time the change occurs.