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|About||Since 1977, the Private Care Association has been committed to protecting the model for consumer directed home care.|
|Mission||PCA is an association serving exclusively caregiver registries dedicated to improving the perceived value, professionalism and reputation of the industry.|
Code of Ethics
The PCA Code of Ethics is a simple and straightforward commitment that every PCA member company makes to the Association, the member’s clients, and the industry at large. We expect members to abide by the Code of Ethics and we expect all members’ business dealings, and the provision of care delivered under the auspices of our members’ companies, to be closely aligned with them:
1. We will strive to maintain the integrity and quality control of our industry.
2. We will support and protect the individual rights of our clients.
3. We will promote those activities which are primarily consumer oriented.
4.We will advocate quality health care services with a secondary emphasis on cost effectiveness.
5. We will pursue those research and educational activities that will increase the knowledge of all PCA affiliates on a national level relating to changes and advances affecting our business interests.
6. We will strive to educate and work in conjunction with those in government in order to assist them in making effective decisions governing our Industry.
Why Join PCA
There are literally dozens of reasons to join PCA, ranging from the fact that affiliation with PCA gives your business added credibility to its clients and customers to the features and benefits of membership in an association that focuses on your company’s needs. Among the most compelling reasons to join PCA, though, are these:
PCA protects your business from federal government intrusion through advocacy and education. We keep you abreast of the most current news and events affecting your business model.
PCA provides support to members who are engaged in advocacy at the state level.
PCA provides press releases, letters to the editor, reports and other public relations materials to set the record straight on the valuable services we provide to the public.
Improve the profitability of your company by taking advantage of the educational opportunities offered through PCA by attending PCA National Conferences and other events.
Access to the PCA E-Newsletter, which is written for caregiver registries.
PCA established the now independent Caregiver Registry Standards Board that has developed a thorough and reliable accreditation program to identify those registries that maintain compliance and continuity of the industry’s highest standards.
Access to the exclusive Members Only area online at the PCA website: www.privatecare.org
Every caregiver registry is dependent upon quality goods and services from trusted suppliers of insurance coverage, legal advice and defense, computer software, etc. PCA helps you to identify partners and vendors through industry affiliate programs.