Personal Care Assistant
MRCI-CDS, as a PCA Choice provider since 2002, provides one of the highest worker wages in Minnesota. Currently serving over 350 clients under this program, MRCI-CDS employs five Qualified Professionals and an administrator. For our clients with complex medical needs we have RN oversight and training.
Individuals can qualify for PCA Choice services by contacting their public health nurse at the county and receiving a MN Choices Assessment. Like other self-directed programs the individual is responsible for recruiting, hiring, orienting, training, scheduling and ongoing supervision of this PCA. Additionally the client must work with a Qualified Professional to assure that health and safety needs are met.
MRCI-CDS ensures that PCA workers get appropriate training in the Activities of Daily Living in conjunction with the individual directing services. Through the Qualified Professional, MRCI-CDS offers a wide range of personal support in managing worker’s needs. In addition to the high level of oversight, MRCI-CDS ensures that all workers have passed the MN Background Study and assumes all payroll processing needs such as worker’s compensation, union dues, and other payroll taxes.
For more information contact:
Kacie Korsten, Program Specialist, 507-386-5747, Email
Kathy Beckius, Program Specialist, 507-386-5679, Email
Heidi Pugh, CDS Specialist, 507-386-5717, Email
This information is available in other forms to individuals with disabilities or other languages by calling us locally at 507-386-5600 or toll free at 800-829-7110, TTY users can also call us through Minnesota Relay at 711 or (800) 627-3529