Personal care assistant services puts you in charge of your personal care, Access Alaska provides supports and takes care of the paperwork and details
As a consumer-directed personal care service program we deliver services to people with disabilities who are Medicaid eligible. The Personal care assistant program assists older Alaskans and people with disabilities in meeting their individual health and personal care needs by offering them consumer control in the direct provision of their care. Consumers receiving services must be capable of managing their own care or have a Limited Power of Attorney handle that responsibility for them. Consumers may hire, train and supervise whomever they choose to deliver their care (some restrictions do apply).
Being a consumer-directed program, care providers must be hired by a person with a disability enrolled in this program.
Self pay care assistants are also available.
- State of Alaska – PCA regulations and information
- Agency Transfer form and information (PDF) – use this form to transfer from another provider
Access Alaska ‘competes’ with many other Personal Care Services, most of which are for profit companies. What makes us different? Our ‘profits’ go back into the community, providing services for Alaska’s Elders and those who experience a disability. We believe in choice and making an informed decision on who provides you with care so please research your options. For a complete list of Alaska’s providers:
- PCA Providers List – Access Alaska provides Consumer-Directed PCA Program (CDPCA) – Each consumer may manage his or her own care by selecting, hiring, firing and supervising their own personal care assistant. The agency provides administrative support to the consumer and the personal care assistant.