Recommendations

Recommendations When Hiring Personal Care Attendants

It is the student’s sole responsibility to make the appropriate arrangements to contract services with a licensed agency to provide the services of a Personal Care Attendant or a licensed, private PCA to provide these services.

Any residential student who wishes to request these accommodations must:

  • Develop a clear job description and list of responsibilities for assistance with daily living activities
  • If a student hires a licensed medical/nursing agency (recommended) that will provide the services of an impartial PCA who is not a family member or close friend:
    • Request evidence of agency certifications and insurance bonding (Villanova University will request)
    • Request evidence of PCA background check clearances (Villanova University will request)
    • Request evidence of PCA medical/immunization clearances (Villanova University will request)
  • If student is using a non-agency, privately employed Personal Care Attendant:
    • Request evidence of PCA certifications and insurance bonding (Villanova University will request)
    • Request evidence of PCA background check clearances (Villanova University will request)
    • Request evidence of PCA medical/immunization clearances (Villanova University will request)
  • Same gender PCAs are encouraged but not required when engaged for live-in assistance.
  • Any non-residential student who requires the use of a Personal Care Attendant while on campus must comply with all the non-residential components of the process listed.