Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Family Service Association (Fall River, MA)
The Family Service Association administers a Personal Care Attendant Program in the area of Fall River, Massachusetts.
State of Delaware: Personal Care Services
Information about personal care services offered by the State of Delaware.
Personal Care Management Program
The PCM Program at Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc. helps Springfield, MA consumers hire, train, and supervise personal care attendants.
Personal Care Attendants and Spinal Cord Injury (via MSKTC)
Offers suggestions on finding, interviewing, funding, and managing a personal care attendant, including recognizing abuse. Targeted for people with spinal cord injury, but would be helpful to those with any type of disability wanting basic information about managing PCAs. See Personal Care Attendants and Spinal Cord Injury (via MSKTC).
Recruiting and Interviewing Tips for Personal Care Attendants (via Helpers Inc.)
Provides a list of tips for recruiting and questions for interviewing personal care attendants for those who self-direct their care. See Recruiting and Interviewing Tips for Personal Care Attendants (via Helpers Inc.).
Family Caregiving How-To Video Series (via AARP)
Videos can be helpful in training personal assistants to perform a variety of tasks, on topics such as nutrition, operating medical equipment, wound care, and mobility. The site also provides the information in written documents. See Family Caregiving How-To Video Series (via AARP).
Personal Assistance In the Workplace (via VCU Rehabilitation and Research Training Center)
A Customer-Directed Guide Manual: Provides comprehensive information on personal assistance services (PAS) in the workplace. See Personal Assistance In the Workplace (via VCU Rehabilitation and Research Training Center).
10 Tips for Finding Personal Care Attendants
Provides tips from people living with muscular dystrophy on finding PCAs and hiring them privately or through an agency. See 10 Tips for Finding Personal Care Attendants (PDF).