Who is Eligible?
- Applicants must have Mass Health Standard or MassHealth CommonHealth
- Have approval from your doctor for PCM services
- Have a chronic or permanent disability that prevents you from performing your own personal care; and a need for physical (hands-on) assistance with at least two daily living (ADLs: mobility, bathing/grooming, dressing/undressing, passive range-of-motion exercises, taking medications, eating, and toileting)
- Live in the community
- Can be any age
Services Include, but are Not Limited to
- A nurse will conduct an assessment of clinical eligibility and will develop an individualized service plan
- A Skills Trainer will provide technical assistance to the consumer to develop skills necessary to independently manage their PCAs and ensure the needs of the consumer are being met
- The PCA can assist with a number of tasks including hands-on personal care, dressing, toileting and more
- The consumer can hire a family member (except for legally married spouses, their surrogate or a court appointed guardian), friends, or neighbors to be their PCA worker
The Mass PCA directory is sponsored by the PCA Workforce Council and it offers a comprehensive and current list of people in Massachusetts who are ready to provide personal care and consumers who are hiring PCAs. Visit www.masspcadirectory.org to get started!