1141d – Webinar – Personal Care Assistant Services “What are they and how do I access them?”
(March 2015) Personal Care Assistant services provide assistance to an individual with a disability who needs helps with activities of daily lives (ADLs). These skills are needed to function in every day life. Once families obtain Medical Assistance coverage, they may contact their local agency to request an assessment to determine eligibility and the level of need for the adopted child and family. It is important to understand the role of the PCA and how they can support adoptive families. The following will be discussed.
Activities for Daily Living
Options for Using PCA Services
Steps to the Appeal Process
Information and Resources
Ryan Anderson Pascual joined The Arc Greater Twin Cities as an Advocate in 2008 and since 2013 has served as Senior Advocate. He provides advocacy assistance to individuals and families in areas such as education, county services, Social Security, housing, health care access and more. He also helps extend The Arc’s Adelante! Networking Groups for Spanish speaking networks. A large component of Ryan’s work is helping families understand, apply for, and maintain health care coverage through Minnesota Health Care Programs. He has also provided direct care services to people with disabilities for 14 years.