Personal Care Assistance in Rural America


Rayna Sage, Lillie Greiman, Susan Chapman, Laura Wagner, Timothy Bates, and Ari Lissau

July 26, 2021

PCAs provide essential services for people with self-care disabilities (eg, difficulty dressing, bathing, and running errands) and yet are not sufficiently available where there are higher numbers of people with self-care disabilities. This StoryMap online resource explores where people with disabilities who need help with self-care and daily activities live, and compare that to where PCAs are located. This will help to better understand if there are enough PCA workers available where they are needed.

Two related resources are also available: