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What is a PCA unable to do for me?

PCAs cannot:

  • Assist with sterile procedures
  • Inject fluids and medications into veins, muscles or skin
  • Complete home maintenance or chore services
  • Complete homemaker services that are not an integral part of assessed needs
  • Apply restraints
  • Assist with most instrumental activities of daily living for children under 18
  • Provide services in lieu of other staffing options in a residential or childcare setting
  • Cannot work solely as a childcare or babysitting service
  • Provide services in the PCA’s home
  • Sleep on the job
Updated on February 20, 2021

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