Under traditional PCA, you and your qualified professional develop the care plan together. Under PCA Choice, you develop your care plan, with help from your qualified professional if needed. You must use your PCA provider agency's care plan template. The following information summarizes what PCAs can and cannot do for you. These are called covered and non-covered services.
PCAs may assist you at work. They may provide any assistance you need in your care plan. You have the following choices for getting personal care assistance at work:
You may schedule a PCA to come in to your workplace at the times you need help.
You may find someone employed at your workplace who is willing to work as a PCA for you.
Please check with your employer before hiring a co-worker to be a PCA in the workplace.
Sometimes you may need help with things specific to your job, such as typing or filing. Talk with your employer about the options you have for getting this help. Perhaps someone else at the workplace can help arrange assistance or assist with tasks. These are often considered reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).