Ability Care Partners provides PCA Choice services, a program offered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, giving people with disabilities the option to recruit, manage and supervise their own PCA's in partnership with a PCA Choice Provider. As our business name implies, we strive to create a true partnership with our clients. In this partnership, we guide our clients, as needed, while we handle the administrative duties (background checks, payroll, liability insurance/bonds, etc). Our client’s are responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling and directing their PCA's.Our team has years of first-hand experience in the care giving service, allowing us to know and utilize every option and resource available. We go the extra mile to build a great Partnership with our clients.
Please note that we do not have staff at our office full time or offer emergency on-call services. We are a modern, tech savvy agency that consists of staff working remotely, so the best way to contact us is by emailing email@example.com! If you do call our main number 612-868-3270, please leave a clear polite voicemail with your name, phone number and message so we can have the appropriate staff member respond.
12/07/2016: DHS notice regarding petition for PCA union decertification / Bureau of Mediation Services Orders [ View Notice ]: Company Statement: "Ability Care Partners maintains a neutral position regarding PCA union (SEIU) membership. All employees should research and decide for themselves, without coercion, if they want to be a member of the union. For more information on SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, visit their web site http://www.seiuhealthcaremn.org. The organization seeking to decertify the PCA union also has a web site at http://www.mnpca.org."
09/05/2016: Updated - PCA EMPLOYEE HIRING PAPERWORK [ View Forms ]
08/01/2016: Updated - Work / Hours Verfication Requests Notices [ View Forms ]
01/29/2016: Paychex Flex Online Payystub & W-2 Access Information Updated [ View Forms ]
01/29/2016: 2016 PCA HIRING PAPERWORK available online! [ View Forms ]
01/01/2016: Company Policies & Procedures revised effective 1/1/2016! [ View Forms ]
12/16/2015: Overtime Eligible PCA Employment & Wage Agreement Addendum [ View Forms ]
This optional addendum is only for PCA employees who are requesting to be classified as an Overtime (OT) Eligible PCA. You may sign this agreement and email/fax to our office. Please read and consider all terms listed this agreement before signing. Approval is not guaranteed and may take up to 14 days to be reviewed. PCAs are not allowed to work over 40 hours per week without a copy of this agreement signed by all parties.
12/08/2015: PCA Servive Verification Phone Calls - Reminder: ACP is required by law (effective 8/1/2015) to conduct unscheduled telephone calls with the consumer and the PCA to verify that the PCA is present and providing services. These calls will be made to the consumer and/or PCA’s phone and must be conducted at least every 90 days. If the consumer has more than one PCA, we will contact a different PCA at least every 90 days (possibly sooner) until we have verified with all of the PCA staff. You may elect to have unscheduled in-home verification visits with our QP, please contact us to request verification visits instead of phone calls. Consumers & PCAs must answer verification calls, repeated failed calls will result in an email notice of non-compliance and may result in mandatory monthly supervision visits, suspension or termination of services.
10/27/2015: 2015 PCA Overtime Policy Change Notice
As you may recall we had issued a notice last year regarding a PCA overtime policy change that was implemented and later reversed through the legal system. Recently the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule changes were upheld in appeals court and the subsequent appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied. So we are writing once again to officially notify our Clients and PCAs of the upcoming Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule changes regarding PCA overtime. For decades the Minnesota Labor Laws required overtime pay for PCAs who work more than 48 hours per week. The Federal law has always been 40 hours but exemptions allowed state law to override the federal rules. Effective the week of Nov. 12, 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor will enact the “Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Rule” which will require overtime pay for employees who work more than 40 hours in a 7-day period. [ View Full Official Notice ]