PCA services are available to recipients of Medical Assistance through fee-for-service or managed-care plans.
Eligible recipients must meet the following criteria:
• Able to identify their needs or have a responsible party act on their behalf
• Be assessed as eligible for PCA: one dependency in an activity of daily living and/or Level I behavior
• Be assessed as needing PCA services to live in the community
• Manage their support staff and the delivery of their services to ensure their health and safety or have a responsible party who is able to do so
• Develop a service plan with assistance from the lead agency assessor.
• Have a current and approved service agreement for PCA services
• Live in a home setting. The setting may NOT be 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.
PCA, waivers and AC
PCA services are available to people enrolled in the following programs:
• Alternative Care (AC) program
• Brain Injury (BI) Waiver
• Community Alternative to Care (CAC) Waiver
• Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver