Personal Care Attendant Program

The program enables eligible adults with significant disabilities to hire employees to assist with domestic, personal and transportation needs. This is a Kentucky State program, available through the Center in many parts of the state.

The Kentucky Personal Care Attendant Program (PCAP) has one purpose: to enable eligible severely disabled adults to live independently.

The program provides financial support that allows the participant to hire a personal care attendant and thereby achieve independence.

What are Personal Care Attendants?

They are the arms and legs of their employer. Their specific duties can be broken down into three areas:


  • Housecleaning
  • Cooking
  • Laundry
  • Shopping.


  • Transferring
  • Skin care
  • Positioning
  • Bathing
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Toilet assistance; bowel and bladder care.


Attendants who do drive may transport their employers to appointments, shopping, recreational outings, etc., and may run errands for them. They can also ride a para-transit or fixed route bus with or without their employer.

Participant Eligibility

To be eligible for PCAP, a consumer must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have a disability that results in the functional loss of two or more limbs
  • Need between 14 and 40 hours of attendant care weekly
  • Be capable of instructing and supervising attendants
  • Meet income eligibility criteria
  • Reside or through this program be able to reside in a non-institutional setting
  • Be capable of preparing or supervising the preparation of attendant payroll records and employer tax statements (after training from the Center)

For information, Contact CAL.

Recent Comments by Participants:

I have been on the PCAP program for 26 years. It has allowed me to do the things I enjoy and allowed me to live independently with the assistance of attendants in my home, not a nursing home.

Without the PCAP program I would not have what I would consider an acceptable quality of life. I don’t have the resources to pay a PCA without assistance and maintain a residence.

This program has helped me stay home instead of having to go to a nursing home.

Without this program I would not be able to live independently and would have to be in a nursing home. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for such a program. 

”In’de’pend’ent, (adj) 1) self-governing; 2) free from influence, guidance, or control of others; 3) financially self-sufficient, self supporting; 4) self-directing.” 


Participant Corner

2016 Timesheet Schedule.

2016 Electronic PCAP Timesheet.

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