Grove Healthcare College

Personal Care Assistant

 A Personal Care Aide  also known as a home health aide  assists the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities in a person’s home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

The personal care assistance 2-week program provides services to persons who need help with day-to-day activities to allow them to be more independent in their own home. A personal care assistant is an individual trained to help persons with basic daily routines. A PCA may be able to help you if you have a physical, emotional or mental disability, a chronic illness or an injury. Upon successful completion of this program the student will receive a PCA certificate, which will allow the student to be employed as a PCA.


PCA Objectives

  • Describe the physiological, psychological, and sociological changes related to aging
  • Describe physical, cognitive, and social growth and development characteristics
  • Explain proper procedures for infection control in a home or residential environment
  • Perform basic housekeeping procedures and safety for residents, staff, and visitors
  • Explain the proper procedures for safely assisting an individual in activities of daily living
  • Explain procedures for preventing fluid overload and dehydration
  • Explain proper procedures for applying a variety of warm and cold applications
  • Explain procedures involved in caring for individuals with special needs
  • Describe effective and appropriate care of an individual who is dying
  • Explain proper care for infants and children in the home or residential setting
  • Explain how to assist individuals in a home or residential environment
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Contact Information

12451 Dedeaux RD
Gulfport MS, 39503
business hours
Monday – thursday 8am-2pm