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Personal Care Attendant Handbook

A publication, Personal Care Attendant Services, a Handbook for Accessing and Using Personal Care Attendant Services, provides guidelines and assistance in selecting and using personal care services.

Personal Care Attendant Services (pdf)

A personal care attendant (PCA) can have an important role in an
individual’s quality of life. The PCA interacts with a person with a
significant disability on a very intimate level. The well thought out
selection of the right individual and ongoing effective communication with
the PCA is critical for a successful experience.

This handbook was developed by the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities (acdd.org) to offer you assistance and guidance in all aspects of locating a personal care attendant, making the right decision in the hiring process, training the attendant and managing your employee. Important information on the Fair Labor Standards Act and maintaining employee records is included to provide a comprehensive handbook.

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