Personal Care Aides are the name given to caregivers in some states, such as New Hampshire and Minnesota. Personal Care Aides assist seniors with activities of daily living and are employed by senior care providers.
By learning the basic caregiving skills, personal care aides can deliver caregiving services more safely, while having the knowledge needed to complete each tasks.
PCA Skills include:
- Care Plan Implementation and Notes
- Communication Skills
- Safe Transfers
- Abuse and Neglect Identification and Reporting
- Memory Loss (and Alzheimer's) Care
- HIPAA (Privacy and Confidentiality Policies)
- Infection Control
- Personal Care
Review Personal Care Aide training and take an online PCA training course to become certified as a PCA and apply for a professional caregiving job in your area (senior care companies are constantly hiring).