If you are under 18 years old or need help directing your own care, you need a responsible party. A responsible party has to attend your assessments. If the assessor thinks you need a responsible party, you need to reschedule your assessment for a time your responsible party can attend.
An assessor visits your home and reviews your daily needs and health. During the evaluation, the assessor completes the PCA Assessment and Service Plan DHS-3244 (PDF). The assessment takes about one hour. The assessment includes questions:
To see if you need a responsible party
About the types of help you need on an average day
About your medications
About your health
About your behavior
If PCA services are right for you, the assessor will ask if you are interested in: