Personal Care Attendant Program (PCA) 

What is the Personal Care Attendant Program?

The Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program is a "consumer directed" program funded by MassHealth. Consumers assume the responsibility for hiring their own personal care attendants (PCAs) to meet their specific care needs.

Who is eligible for PCA services?

     • The Consumer must live in the community.

     • Services are open to Medicaid/MassHealth eligible Consumers, regardless of their age.

     • The Consumer must have a permanent or chronic disability. The consumer must require physical assistance with two or more ADLs. The Consumer's physician must prescribe PCA services.

     • The Consumer must be able to manage the program independently or have a Surrogate who is willing to assist them.

Who pays for Personal Care Attendants?

MassHealth reimburses the work done by Personal Care Attendants based on 
the amount of time approved.
BayPath serves the following towns:

Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, 
Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough.
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