PCA Choice services are available to both children and adults with disabilities, chronic diseases, behavioral diagnoses and mental illnesses who need assistance with personal care in their home
Mon.-Thurs. | 8am to 4:30pm
Fri. | 8am to 4pm
Accra offers self-directed Personal Care Assistance services to both children and adults with disabilities, chronic diseases, behavioral diagnoses and mental illnesses who need assistance with personal care in their home. PCA services can help with “activities of daily living,” such as dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, transfers, mobility, positioning and toileting, as well as light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation and other health-related tasks.
With PCA Choice, clients independently recruit, hire and train the PCAs who provide their care. The PCA Choice option gives them a greater level of responsibility in managing their care while Accra assists in handling the employment and management-related functions of their PCA. Accra provides PCA services to Medical Assistance clients and clients receiving waivered services, but not to people seeking private pay.
Accra has more than 4,000 PCA Choice clients, making it our largest program.
With PCA Choice, Accra:
I was proud of the support I received from Accra. I used to tell friends that our team at Accra cares about my needs and what I need more than anyone else. I was so lucky to have good people on my side and I hope to find the same thing in Maryland.”
Contact your county or health plan to request an assessment for PCA services. An assessor will contact you to conduct an assessment, which will determine if you qualify for PCA services and if so, for how many hours per day. Tell the assessor at the time of the assessment that you want Accra to be your PCA Choice provider.
If you have PCA services through another company, we will have you sign a “change of agency” form and help coordinate the transfer of services to Accra. Please call 952-935-3515 to start the process of transferring or starting services.