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Personal Assistance Services

Personal Assistance Services

Provides routine, ongoing care or services required by an individual in a residence or independent living environment that enable the individual to engage in the activities of daily living or to perform the physical functions required for independent living, including respite services. Personal care (feeding, transferring, toileting, ambulation and exercise, bathing, dressing, grooming, routine care of hair and skin, meal preparation, and assistance with medications normally self-administered) may be provided by unlicensed personnel without nursing supervision. Other services such as intermittent catheterizations, gastrostomy tube feedings, and administration of medications may be performed by unlicensed personnel under RN delegation and supervision. No physician's orders are required.

Source: Texas Association for Home Care, Inc.

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