Personal Care Medical Associates’ Services

Personal Care Medical Associates (PCMA) provides geriatric and palliative medicine services to patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), long term care homes (LTC), assisted living communities, personal care homes, long term acute care facilities, and hospitals throughout Western Pennsylvania.

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Geriatric Care

Comprehensive geriatric medical care can help address the physical, psychological, and social impairment that usually accompanies complex medical conditions in older patients.

This is accomplished through a personalized treatment plan that is updated as the patient’s condition changes and coordination among all caregivers and family members to ensure continuity of care.

Throughout the duration of care there is ongoing monitoring of the patient’s condition, referral to palliative care if so indicated, and referral to appropriate agencies upon discharge from healthcare institutions.

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Palliative Care

Palliative care helps optimize quality of life by addressing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients suffering from serious illness. PCMA will prepare unique care plans for each patient that includes but are not limited to:

  • Identifies the goals of care
  • Provides patient with a better understanding of the illness and more control over decisions
  • Management of pain of other symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, and nausea
  • Increases patient tolerance of medical treatment
  • Emphasizes quality of life
  • Relieves stress on family members and personal caregivers
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Testimonials

PCMA is available to us 24/7. Regardless of what time we’re calling, they are always available to us.

LPN, Brighton Rehabilitation & Wellness Center

The Providers of PCMA are always available and I’ve never any difficulty communicating with them and they are very efficient and quick in emergency situations. If I feel something is wrong with a patient, they respect my assessment skills and judgement.

Clinical Coordinator, Villa St. Joseph

When I call them for a Peer to Peer review they treat me very respectfully and listen very intently to what I have to say about the residents case.

Utilization Review, Brighton Rehabilitation & Wellness Center