About this Program
Individuals, both children and adults, with disabilities, chronic diseases, behavioral diagnoses and mental illness who need assistance with personal care in their home or in the community may be eligible for PCA Choice services.
Through the PCA Choice program, participants can receive help with routine activities that people tend to do every day such as eating, bathing, dressing, mobility, as well as other health-related tasks, behaviors, and more.
Individuals are empowered to recruit, hire and train their own PCAs who provide their care and MRCI will serve as a fiscal intermediary to provide a high level of oversight with employment (background checks, for example) and management-related functions (payroll processing needs such as worker’s compensation, union dues, and other payroll taxes) of their PCA.
You are the Leader
In PCA Choice, the participant guides their services, which allows you to select, hire, train and manage your own staff.
Hire Family and Friends
You can hire the people you know, and who know you to provide your services.
Live, work, and be involved in your community while receiving the care you need.
How to sign up for PCA Choice
Contact your Lead Agency or County
Determine program eligibility by Finalizing Medical Assistance (MA) Application, and completing MnCHOICES assessment.
Select MRCI CDS as your PCA Choice Agency
Inform your Case Manager that you've chosen MRCI CDS as your PCA Choice Agency.
Develop your care plan
Work with MRCI CDS to develop your individualized care plan.
Starting your services
Hire your workers and monitor your approved hours with on-going assistance from MRCI CDS, which includes semi-annual and annual visits.