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Personal Care Assistance Program

Personal Care Assistance (PCA) 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.

  • Agency-Based PCA Program (ABPCA) - Consumers may receive services through an agency that oversees, manages and supervises their care. ABPCA has been operational for over 10 years.

  • 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.

    Both Agency-Based PCA services and Consumer-Directed PCA services are available in most communities in Alaska.

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If you are interested in receiving personal care services or want more information about becoming a Medicaid provider for this innovative program, please contact:

PCA Unit Staff Contacts

550 W. 8th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: (907) 269-3666 or (800) 478-9996
Fax: (907) 269-8164