Upstate SC ADRC

Personal Care Workers


Learn about and find personal care workers

In South Carolina, Personal Care Workers (PCWs) include attendants, companions, and respite providers. They are hired by and work directly for individuals, not for agencies.

Personal Care Workers help seniors and people with disabilities with tasks they are not able to do themselves. This allows the individuals to lead more independent lives. They may assist with:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Toileting
  • Grooming
  • Walking
  • Transferring in and out of a wheelchair
  • Preparing meals
  • Doing household chores
  • Shopping
  • Assisting with communication
  • Taking prescribed medications
  • Short-term relief for caregivers and supervision
  • Other tasks as agreed

To learn more about using personal care workers, visit the Personal Care Workers FAQs on SCAccess. You may also want to review this guide for choosing personal care workers and hiring and managing personal care workers.

If you are ready to choose and hire a personal care worker, visit the SCAccess Personal Care Worker directory.