What is personal care assistance?

Personal care services are health-related services provided to recipients whose disability limits their ability to perform activities of daily living (disabilities can be caused by aging).  A personal care assistant performs tasks that assist an individual in following a plan of care designed to improve, or delay deterioration of, an individual’s physical health while enabling that individual to remain safely at home. Personal care services include activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, bowel and bladder care, exercise, and meal preparation.