Personal Care Services
Personal Care Services (PCS) provides personal care services to individuals residing in a:
- Private living arrangement
- Residential facility licensed by North Carolina as an adult care home
- Combination home as defined in G.S. 131E-101(1a).G.S. 131E-101(1a)
- Group home licensed under Chapter 122C of the General Statutes and under 10A NCAC 27G.5601 as a supervised living facility for two or more adults whose primary diagnosis is mental illness, a developmental disability or substance abuse dependency
These services benefit individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), including:
To qualify for PCS, an individual must have a medical condition, disability or cognitive impairment, and demonstrates unmet needs for:
- Three of the five ADLs with limited hands-on assistance
- Two ADLs, one of which requires extensive assistance
- Two ADLs, one of which requires assistance at the full dependence level
PCS program eligibility is determined by an independent assessment conducted by the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) or its designee, and is provided according to an individualized care plan.
"Assessing the Eating Needs of PCS Beneficiaries"
Pettigrew v. Brajer
PCS Stakeholder Group
Medical Assistance Clinical Section