- Satisfactory compliance with ComForCare bonding criteria.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients, families, coworkers, and all supervisors.
- Ability to accurately follow and process written and verbal instructions.
- Satisfactorily demonstrate and perform competency in clinical skills through competency checklist and skills demonstration test.
- Minimum score of 80% on competency exam.
- Eighteen years of age or older.
- Visual and hearing capacities functioning at a level sufficient enough to provide for the supervisory and physical care needs of clients.
The P.C.A. provides specifically defined, non-skilled care services under the supervision of an administrative employee to enable the client to remain in the home. The Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is a non-licensed home care employee who provides attendant care, homemaking, and companion services in the home setting to clients and families who are unable to perform these activities independently according to the service plan. The personal care attendant (PCA) conforms to all agency policies and procedures including providing care, compliance with the agency Bill of Rights, observing client/family confidentiality, and adhering to agency dress code.
- Assistance in getting in and out beds, wheelchairs, and motor vehicles
- Assistance with routine bodily functions, including bathing and personal hygiene, using the toilet, dressing and grooming and feeding, including preparation and cleanup
- The provision of medication assistance through providing reminders or cues to take medication, the opening of preset medication containers, and providing assistance in the handling or ingesting of non-controlled substance medications, including eye drops, herbs, supplements, and over-the-counter medications and to an individual who is unable to accomplish the task due to an impairment and who is competent and has directed the services or incompetent and has the services directed by a competent individual who may consent to health care for the impaired individual.
- Homemaking services include household tasks such as housekeeping, shopping, laundry, meal planning and preparation, and cleaning.
- Companion services provide fellowship, care, and protection for a client, including transportation, letter writing, mail reading, and escort services that are provided to a client at the client's residence.