In-Home Personal Care Services
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Provided by a “PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT” (PCA).
The PCA is an important member of the Always-Care Nursing Service Team.
The PCA’s function is to help the Client regain self-confidence and usefulness when possible, and to assist, support, and reassure the client as much as possible, and is responsible to an Always Care Nurse Supervisor.
The PCA provides “Hands On” Care In-Home services to the client as necessary, such as:
- Ambulation and Transfer(s)
- Personal Hygiene
- Cooking, & Proper Nutrition
- Light Housekeeping/Cleaning
- Client’s Laundry
- Medications* Remind/Assist the client to self-take her/his Medications.
- Monitor/Chart Medications taken. Note: the PCA cannot Administer medications.
- Vital Signs (Take and Record)
- Monitor/Chart the Clients Physical and Mental Condition and Behavior.
- Other medically related activities:
as instructed by the Always Care Nurse Supervisor (or Client’s Physician).
- and/or Transport* to Doctors Appointments or other outings.
- Run Errands* for the client, to include
*Note: Special ADVANCE Approval and Additional Documents Required By Always Care & State Rules
- Mother and Newborn Care - Child Care
The PCA works cooperatively with the Client, family, the Always-Care Nurse Supervisor and Client’s Physician’s. Services are performed according to a (Written) Service Plan developed by the Always Care Nurse Supervisor in coordination with the Client/Family/Physician as necessary
Physician’s Orders are not required.
However the Always Care Nurse Supervisor will advise the Client’s Physician of the Always Care Services being provided, to his/her patient.