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    just moved to CA

    Hi:

    Does anyone who's ever moved to a different state have any advice or experience recruiting and hiring PCAs?

    Karen

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    Hi "Starlight,"
    Welcome to the Care Cure Community. Here is thread that have appeared on the forum a while ago. "KLD", the SCI nurse who responded to this thread lives in the greater LA area.
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...+attendant+KLD

    Hope to see you back here often.

    All the best,
    "GJ"

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    Quote Originally Posted by starlight View Post
    Hi:

    Does anyone who's ever moved to a different state have any advice or experience recruiting and hiring PCAs?

    Karen
    We use and recommend craigslist. Your thread would be better served in the Caregiving Forum. Welcome to CareCure!
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    Starlight, Welcome to California.
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    Thanks for the welcome. I haven't found anyone yet, but we've tried to get referrals from the local senior citizen services. Seems like everything out here is geared either to people either under 18 or over 60!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starlight View Post
    Thanks for the welcome. I haven't found anyone yet, but we've tried to get referrals from the local senior citizen services. Seems like everything out here is geared either to people either under 18 or over 60!
    Where in California will you being living?

    All the best,
    "GJ"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    Where in California will you being living?

    All the best,
    "GJ"
    Walnut Creek ("east bay")

    anybody here from around there?

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    Have you tried the East Bay/Contra Costa county Craig's List (posting your own ad, not searching for existing ads)??

    Have you looked on www.Care.com?

    Contacted the local ILC to see if they have listings? http://www.ilrscc.org/

    (KLD)

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    Hi "Starlight,"
    Welcome to the East Bay, I live near by.
    My wife helps me with my personal care and fortunately, I have only had to use the services of temporary personal care assistants (PCA) when my she was recovering from a couple surgeries. But the thoughts of what I would do if I needed to hire a PCA are never very far from my mind. In addition to the ideas already mentioned here, here are a few thoughts.
    *Cal State Concord Campus has a pre nursing program. There may be students enrolled in this program who need part time work while they are going to school and the Accessibility Services department might be able to help you identify possible candidates or direct you to a placement program within the system.
    Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus
    Accessibility Services
    Academic Services Building 114
    4700 Ygnacio Valley Boulevard
    Concord, CA 94521

    *Diablo Valley College with campuses in Concord and San Ramon (a junior college) has a disability support department that may have a placement service or may be able to direct you to placement resources with the college system.
    http://www.dvc.edu/org/departments/dss/

    *John Muir Hospital group with campuses in Concord, Walnut Creek and satellite facilities in the area has an office of Senior Services. While you are not a senior, they may have some suggestions about and resources for finding a PCA.
    http://www.johnmuirhealth.com/servic...-services.html

    *Kaiser Permanente has a medical center in Walnut Creek and may have a seniors department or other service departments that can help you identify sources for finding a PCA.

    *Regional Center East Bay: http://www.rceb.org/about/services.html

    *Independent Living Centers in the East Bay:
    Center for Independent Living
    2539 Telegraph Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 841-4776
    (510) 848-3101 TDD
    www.cilberkeley.org

    Center for Independent Living
    436 - 14th Street, Suite 218
    Oakland, CA 94612-2708
    (510) 763-9999
    (510) 444-1837 TDD
    www.cilberkeley.org

    Community Resources for Independent
    Living
    439 A Street
    Hayward, CA 94541
    (510) 881-5743
    (510) 881-0218 TDD
    E-Mail: crilsvc4u@aol.com1040 Main Street, Suite 301

    If you are looking for physicians in the area, send me a private message and I will pass along some suggestions. We have been in the area for over 20 years. With the exception of a sprinkling of a few weeks of hot weather during summer, we think the East Bay is an almost perfect place to live. Hope you enjoy living here too.

    All the best,
    "GJ"

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    Welcome to Northern CA.

    http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1785.htm

    State and county resource for In-Home-Support-Services. Each county varies in eligibility, most service agencies uses this website. Am available in assisting you on this path.

    Liz

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