Students with disabilities who require support for activities of daily living are responsible for making appropriate arrangements to secure and employ their personal care attendant(s). Proper planning and early notification are crucial components to making the transition to college successful. It is important that the need for a personal care attendant is included on the documentation form submitted to the Office of Disability Services. Attendant information and appropriate documentation should be submitted to Disability Services as soon as the admission acceptance decision is made. For further information on documenting your disability with Disability Services, please visit our page on Registering with Disability Services.
In addition to providing appropriate disability documentation, students requiring personal care attendants must also submit the completed Personal Attendant Form, available on our Documentation page, to Disability Services.
Living on Campus with Your Attendant
If a student who uses an attendant plans to live on campus, that student must follow campus processes to ensure all involved departments, including Housing and Residence Life, are informed. To help students with those processes, we created the Student Checklist for Attendants on Campus. Following this checklist will help students navigate the necessary steps for providing access for their attendant(s).
To determine if a personal care attendant is needed, students will need to assess their skills and abilities with their medical provider, vocational rehabilitation counselor, or case manager. Personal care attendants assist individuals in completing activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, grooming, personal hygiene, maintenance of personal living environment, lifting, and transfering/transporting.
- The cost and maintenance of services for a personal care attendant remain the responsibility of the student.
Listed below are a sampling of agencies within the Charlotte area that offer personal care attendants. However, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte does not endorse any one specific health care provider.
Interim Healthcare of the Triad
Address: 330 Billingsley Rd Ste 207, Charlotte, NC 28211
Maxim Healthcare Service
Address: 1300 Baxter St. Ste 450, Charlotte, NC 28204
Quality Home Care Services INC
Address: 3552 Beatties Ford RD, Charlotte, NC 28216
Rosalind Current Bland (Abundant Love Home Care Services)
Address: 8401 Medical Plaza Dr STE. 255, Charlotte, NC 28262
A Brighter Day Home Care INC
Address: 6600 E WT Harris BLVD STE J, Charlotte, NC 28215
AH Home Health Care LLC
Address: 2801 Crisman St STE 103 E, Charlotte, NC 28208
A Better Day Home Care Services INC
Address: 3600 Wilkinson BLVD STE B, Charlotte, NC 28208
AA Better Choice in Home Aide Services
Address: 8305 University Exec Park Dr STE 335A, Charlotte, NC 28262