A personal assistant (sometimes called a personal care attendant or PCA) provides the support necessary for someone with a disability to live and work in the community. Typically, a personal assistant works directly for the individual with a disability, although similar services may be provided by home health aides who work for an agency like Blossom HealthCare Inc.
Who uses a PAS
Anyone who, because of a disability, needs support to accomplish everyday tasks may benefit from having a personal assistant.
- Individuals with physical disabilities may need assistance with bathing and dressing to get ready for work. They may also need assistance in the workplace with activities such as transportation, using the restroom, or communicating.
- Employees with vision impairments may need assistance with transportation if their job involves making home visits or going to different work locations.
- People who are deaf may need the services of an interpreter.
- Someone who needs cueing may arrange with a coworker or other natural supports to provide this support on the job.
What to expect from a PAS
- Assistance with a safe bathing environment
- Assistance with daily grooming and hygiene needs
- Assistance with dressing
- Assistance with walking
- Posture positioning
- Special diet/meal preparation
- Assisting with meals and feeding
Our qualified and compassionate caregivers ensure you or your loved one is staying healthy and safe by providing assistance with many different personal care activities. Blossom’s personal care services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each one of our patients and are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays and weekends. Blossom’s level of service and highly trained, screened, and credentialed healthcare professionals meet and exceed the healthcare industry’s highest standards.