Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Services - SE MN Center for Independent Living

Personal Care AssistantDirect Support Professionals (DSPs) and Homemakers may assist with:

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Health-related procedures and tasks
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
  • Meal preparation & essential housekeeping
  • Community integration

PCA recipients (or their responsible party) must be able to direct their own care, identify their independent living and healthcare needs, communicate their needs effectively, and require PCA services to live in the community.

PCA services are available to people with disabilities covered by MN Medical Assistance (MA) or by a CAC, TBI, DD, CADI, EW or AC Waiver.  Service and payment authorization must be completed before services may begin.

Eligibility, type and amount of services are determined and authorized once an individual assessment has been completed. Contact your County to request an assessment. Contact SEMCIL for PCA services at 507-285-3922.

PCA Traditional

In 1988 SEMCIL began offering Personal Care Assistant and Homemaker services. This program is known as Traditional PCA.

SEMCIL service components include:

  • Recruitment, Hiring and Training of PCAs
  • PCA Supervision and Training of PCAs by a Qualified Professional
  • Scheduling Assistance
  • Processing of Billing and Payroll
  • Advocacy
  • Ongoing Human Resources assistance

PCA Choice

Consumers who choose PCA Choice do so because they want the control and flexibility of hiring, training, scheduling and managing their PCA(s).

SEMCIL service components include, but are not limited to:

  • PCA Supervision and training (as requested) by a Qualified Professional
  • Fiscal Intermediary Services
  • Processing of Billing & Payroll
  • Employee Background Checks
  • Human Resources