Personal Care Services

Personal Care Services (PCS) allows the person to self-direct residential supports, day supports, or supports in their family home.  These services provide necessary one-on-one assistance both in the home and community. Personal Care Services includes assisting with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, toileting, transferring, health maintenance activities, feeding, mobility and exercises, socialization and recreational activities.

The PCS supports the individual in accessing medical services and normal daily activities by accompanying the individual to accomplish tasks based on their assessed needs. It is the expectation that individuals who need assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) tasks receive those supports from informal supports, if available.  These informal supports may include relatives or friends that live with the individual and should be relied on for IADL assistance unless there are extenuating or specific circumstances that have been documented in the plan of care. No time will be allowed on the Plan of Care for PCS to complete activities that can be provided by the informal supports. These tasks include but are not limited to the following: lawn care, snow removal, shopping, ordinary housekeeping, laundry, or meal preparation.