Do My Aging Parents Need Help?


This is a tough question to answer for children, and even harder for parents to ask. There are things that you can look for to see if the time is right for you to start thinking about finding assistance for your parents.  ...Read More

Seniors and Diets


Maintaining a healthy weight is important at any age, but as you get older, maintaining a healthy weight can be a bit more challenging. It might not be as simple as your younger self, but there are some simple senior diet tips that can help you take off those extra pounds.  ...Read More

Bath Modifications for Aging at Home


As we age, our physical strength and ability start to diminish making many aspects of a home dangerous unless precautions are taken. The main room where most elderly get hurt is the bathroom due to slipping, falling, and tripping. Luckily there are many actions you can take to create a safer bathroom for you or your loved one. ...Read More

2018 Walk To End Alzheimer’s


Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's. Join the Heartland PCA Team in this year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s! ...Read More

PCA Services Aren’t Just for the Elderly


It is easy to assume that in-home care services are just for the elderly, but people of all ages benefit from the help of a personal care assistant. Heartland PCA has the resources to assist you or your loved one, no matter the need.  ...Read More

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


June is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and Heartland PCA is making an effort to help educate people about the disease and its effects. Many of us have experienced a friend or family member who suffers from Alzheimer’s, so it is important to understand exactly what Alzheimer’s is and what we can do help.  ...Read More

Senior Full-Body Chair Exercises to Try


Exercising is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. However, when most people hear the word exercise it usually means standing up, and for some people that can be a difficult task. Heartland PCA understands that exercising can be difficult for some people, which is why we made a helpful full-body workout you can do in a chair. ...Read More

The Benefits of Having a Clean House


Having a clean house is a nice feeling in general. Seeing everything wiped down and polished is oddly satisfying and knowing where everything is, is very useful. But, keeping your house clean has so many more benefits than just looking nice. ...Read More

The Fear of Falling


The fear that someone has if they are at risk of falling and have their body hit solid ground can be overwhelming. The sound it makes, the feeling you have after the fall, and the subsequent embarrassment is enough to make anyone anxious. Fear of falling is in itself a risk though. Adults over 65 tend to have a higher level of anxiety when it comes to falling due to the increase in injuries that can occur. Heartland PCA understands that falling is not a joke and should be taken very seriously. We are here to support anyone who may have this fear, which is why we wrote this blog about the best practices to decrease your chances of falling. ...Read More

Common Duties of a PCA


The common duties assigned to each Heartland Personal Care Assistant may vary dependent on the various types of clients. However, there are a number of very common duties each PCA is expected to be able to perform.  ...Read More