Changes to PCA Services in Minnesota

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As a leading home care provider in Minnesota, Hmong Home Health Care is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of care. We are aware of the recent changes to PCA services in Minnesota and want to ensure that our clients and their families are well-informed about these changes.

Understanding the Changes

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that parents, stepparents, and legal guardians of minors, as well as spouses, will no longer be allowed as paid caregivers for personal care assistance (PCA) services after November 11, 2023. This change is due to the expiration of a COVID-19 temporary modification that allowed these individuals to provide PCA services.While these family members may be allowed to be caregivers in the future with the introduction of the CFSS program, for the time being, clients need to find a different caregiver if they are relying on these family members as their caregiver.We will be publishing more information about CFSS in the future.

Impact on Home Health Care

The changes to PCA services are likely to have a significant impact on home health care providers in Minnesota. Many clients rely on their family members to provide PCA services, and the loss of these caregivers could create a shortage of available caregivers. This could lead to longer wait times for PCA services and increased costs for clients. 

How Hmong Home Health Care Can Assist

Hmong Home Health Care is committed to helping our clients make the transition from their previous caregiver due to the changing regulations.. We also offer a variety of support services to help clients and their families navigate the changes to PCA services.

Here are some specific ways that Hmong Home Health Care can assist:

  • We can help clients assess their PCA needs and develop a plan for care.
  • We can assist clients with the paperwork required to obtain PCA services.
  • We can offer support services to help clients and their families cope with the changes to PCA services.

Moving Forward

Hmong Home Health Care is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to provide our clients with the latest information about the changes to PCA services. We are committed to working with our clients and their families to ensure that they continue to receive the care they need.

The changes to PCA services in Minnesota are a significant challenge for many clients and their families. However, Hmong Home Health Care is confident that we can help our clients find the care they need. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of care and support.