PCA'S help people who are disabled, chronically ill, cognitively impaired, and older adults, who may need assistance, to live in their own homes or in residential facilities instead of in health care facilities or institutions. Personal Care Assistants work with elderly, physically, and mentally disabled clients who need more care than family or friends are able to provide. Additionally, aides help patients who are discharged from the hospital and have temporary or short-term needs.
Aides provide light housekeeping and homemaking tasks such as laundry, change bed linens, shop for food, and plan and prepare meals. Aides also may help clients with medication accuracies, get out of bed, bathe, dress and groom. Additionally aides may also assist in bringing clients to doctors appointments or other errands that may need to be accomplished.
Some of the areas that a PCA may provide assistance:
Safety is the biggest concern and one of the biggest factors in determining if a loved one can remain in their home. A PCAcould be the answer.