Referrals are provided to certified home health agencies. A public health nurse (PHN) works within the social services program such as elderly waiver / alternative care grant and community alternatives for disabled.
Personal Care Attendant
Medical assistance recipients requesting medically necessary personal care attendant services require an assessment to be completed by a county PHN. This county PHN authorizes the appropriate level of care, develops a service plan, and recommends the necessary amount of personal care assistance (PCA) services and registered nurse supervision of PCA services.