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Personal Care Services

Personal Care Services (formerly Personal Care Assistance) provides support for about 4,000 Alaskan seniors and individuals with disabilities. PCA services provide support related to an individual’s activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, dressing, eating) as well as instrumental activities of daily living (i.e. shopping, laundry, light housework). PCA is provided statewide in Alaska through private agencies. The administration of the PCA program is overseen by the PCA Unit of Senior and Disabilities Services, Department of Health and Social Services.

Consumer-Directed PCA Program (CDPCA)

Each consumer may manage his or her own care by selecting, hiring, firing and supervising their own personal care assistant. The agency provides administrative support to the consumer and the personal care assistant. CDPCA became operational October 1, 2001.

Consumer-Directed PCA services are available in most communities in Alaska. (

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