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It's never easy to go live with a disability or go through an illness. For those moments of struggle, people have to be there to help and care for your needs. Preferred Home Care Services has helped people from all walks of life find a better state of living. Whether you want someone to assist for a few hours or daily support arrangement, we offer the best MN home health care for residents in Wright, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Sterns, Anoka and many other counties. 


​What is a "PCA Choice" Provider?  (PCA-Personal Care Attendant)
Preferred Home Care Services, provides "PCA Choice" services. A program offered by the "MN Department of Human Services". Giving people with disabilities the opportunity to direct their own PCA's. Including recruit, direct, train, schedule, & dismiss, if necessary. This program is for people who can & want to manage their own PCA staff. More information & definitions can be found at the MN Department of Human Services web site.
PCA Services are available to individuals of all ages with special health care needs and are a paid benefit under Medical Assistance. PCA services can be provided through the fee-for-service program, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs.

What is a "Traditional PCA" Provider?
This is for those who do not have someone they know that they would like to be a PCA for them, or do not care to manage their PCA's 
We will find hire, direct, train, & schedule the PCA's.
PCA Services are available to individuals of all ages with special health care needs and are a paid benefit under Medical Assistance. PCA services can be provided through the fee-for-service program, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs.

How do I Qualify for this program?
You need to have, or be eligible for "Medical Assistance" (MA State Plan Services). Contact your county's "Human Services" department to apply for "MA."
Because of injury, illness or physical or mental abilities, one may be in need of assistance with daily life tasks. Such as bathing, dressing, toileting, redirection & intervention for behavior etc... PCA's may also assist in meal planning & preparation, laundry, cleaning, shopping, participating in the community, etc...
An assessment must be done by a Public Health Nurse from your county's "Human Services" department. It will be determined if you qualify for services & how many hours for which you may qualify.
Reasons to choose "Traditional PCA"
You (or your "responsible person") decide what hours & procedures work best for you & your PCA.
You (or your "responsible person") hire the PCA's of your choice. ("responsible person", is either the client or someone the client chooses to direct their care).

Client Eligibility
Able to direct their own care or have a "Responsible Person" to do so.
Must be knowledgeable about the clients health care needs & able to communicate them clearly.

"Responsible Person"
Must be at least 18 years or older.
Capable of providing support necessary to assist the client to live in the community.
Someone who actively participates in planning & directing PCA services.
The "responsible person" may be the client who is able to direct their own care, or someone the client chooses as their "Responsible Person."

What qualifications must a PCA have?
A PCA must pass a criminal background check.
Obtain a "Certificate of Training" from the DHS weblink.
A PCA must qualify with MN Dept. of Human Services to acquire a PCA Provider number.
A PCA must be 18 years old or older, (16 & 17 years of age, require additional training).
Must comply with current state laws & regulations reguarding PCA services.
Be willing to enter into a written agreement with the "PCA Choice Provider" & the Client.

​Can I choose my caregiver?
Yes, In Minnesota you have the option of choosing your own caregivers including your friends and family members. That way you can be sure your care is being provided by someone you already know and trust. Most care in the U.S. is provided by friends or family. However, if you don’t have someone in mind to help you. We will work with you to find a good match you feel comfortable with.

        A family member or friend, can become your PCA!

If you're ready to speak with a home healthcare specialist, we want to meet with you and discuss how life has been going. It may be time to find that personal care assistant in MN who can really improve your independence and overall well-being. Call today to find out more information and get started
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