Personal Care Services are non-medical services performed by a trained and certified Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in your home. Alaskans who experience a disability or need temporary care and who are Medicaid qualified can receive PCA services. We offer this service to aging Alaskans, disabled adults or anyone over the age of 18 who is in need of short- or long-term care in the home. Services can include:
- Personal hygiene such as bathing and dressing
- Medication reminders (but we cannot dispense medication)
- Mealtime assistance
- Light housekeeping
- Assistance with shopping and running errands
- Transportation to and from appointments or shopping
Our PCAs are all trained, certified and supervised by the home office. Our goal is to match the right assistant with you, who will offer consistent and compassionate care.
If you need a PCA, you choose between two options for care:
Consumer Direct – You select, supervise and hire your own PCA to provide the services you need. Good Samaritan will provide the administrative support such as handling payroll and worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance for the PCA.
Agency Based – Good Samaritan will provide you with a PCA who works for us as a full- or part-time employee. We train, supervise and hire the PCA who will be working with you.
If you think you need PCA services, but are not Medicaid-qualified, contact us by phone at 907-561-1601 and we can help you to determine if you qualify and can assist you in applying.