Personal Care Assistance (PCA)

The PCA program provides services to persons who need help with day-to-day activities that allow them more independence in their own home. A PCA is an individual trained to help persons with basic daily routines. A PCA may be able to help you if you have a physical, emotional or mental disability, a chronic illness or an injury.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Individuals receiving Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare Expanded (pregnant women and children) and Alternative Care
  • Individuals in need of services that are medically necessary
  • Individuals who are able to or have someone who can provide for their health and safety

Services Provided by PCA

  • Activities of daily living (ADL) such as:
    • Bathing
    • Dressing
    • Eating
    • Grooming
    • Mobility 
    • Positioning
    • Toileting
    • Transferring
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) such as:
    • Communication by telephone and other media
    • Getting around and participating in the community
    • Managing finances
    • Meal planning and preparation
    • Performing essential household chores
    • Shopping for essential items

For More Information

For more information, call 218-281-3385 and ask for the Personal Care Assistance Program.