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Attendant Care Services | Community Living & Support Services

Attendant Care Services

CLASS Personal Assistance Services (PAS)

Community Living And Support Services (CLASS) has been a leader in assisting people to live independently in their own homes and familiar communities for over 65 years. CLASS Personal Assistance Services provide non-medical assistance with activities of daily living and community support for adults and seniors.  

CLASS is licensed by the PA Department of Health and regulated and monitored by the PA Department of Human Services. CLASS provides individualized in-home, non-medical assistance:

  • Personal Care (bathing, grooming, dressing)
  • Walking, moving, and transferring (including safe use of wheelchairs, walkers, or lifts)
  • Basic exercise
  • Meal Preparation, assistance with eating, and selecting nutritious foods
  • Light Housekeeping; Laundry
  • Shopping and Errands
  • Medication Reminders
  • Escorting to appointments

Our Care Attendants

Our Personal Care Attendants are trained to provide quality, person-centered care. Training is focused on respecting consumer choice and values and promoting independence while ensuring a responsible, safe and healthful environment. All Personal Care Attendants are screened and insured. They undergo a thorough background check and work history/credential verification.  Further, all Personal Care Attendants are required to be competent in the following areas:
HIPAA/ PHI/ Confidentiality

  • Consumer control and the independent living philosophy
  • Instrumental activities of daily living
  • Recognizing changes in the consumer that need to be addressed (Observe, Record, Report)
  • Universal precautions/ Basic infection control
  • Handling of emergencies
  • Documentation
  • Recognizing and reporting abuse or neglect
  • Dealing with difficult behaviors

In choosing CLASS for your Personal Assistance Services you can be assured that CLASS will work cooperatively with you, your family and any skilled service, hospice, therapy, or other service you are currently receiving. CLASS has been a choice provider of Personal Assistance Services since 1998.

Funding:

CLASS offers Personal Assistance Services on a Private Pay basis at a very competitive rate; furthermore, CLASS can bill other funding organizations, such as Educational Institutions, Employers, Trusts and Community organizations. Need help funding the Personal Assistance Services you need? Eligibility for funding for attendant care services will depend on your age, needs and abilities, as well as your income and asset levels. Individuals between the ages of 18-59, who need funding for their Attendant Care services, may apply by calling MAXIMUS, PA Independent Enrollment Broker, at 1-877-550-4227. Individuals age 60 or over should contact their county Area Agency on Aging  (Allegheny County AAA - 412-350-5460).

If you have further questions about our services, please contact Char Raynovich, Director of Attendant Care and Community Programs, at craynovich@classcommunity.org or by phone at 412.683.7100 x 2245 or toll-free at 1.888.954.2424.

“While I am caring for a participant I always check skin for signs of breakdown. Training at CLASS taught me the importance of watching for changes in the consumer’s condition.  - B.K.

Personal Care Attendants with CLASS

CLASS understands the incredible value of a person who is called to work as a Personal Care Attendant. The dedication, care, compassion and strong judgment skills required for such important work are cherished here at CLASS.

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