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

10 Skills The Best PCAs Have (Part 2)


Last month we talked about 5 top skills needed to be a successful personal care attendant at Heartland PCA. However, the list doesn’t stop there. Being a PCA means that you are able to put others needs before yours and to do that successfully you need more than 5 main skills. Additional skills we highly recommend to become a successful PCA: ...Read More

10 Skills The Best PCAs Have (Part 1)


There are certain skills you must have to be a great PCA. These skills can impact your job performance and other activities in your life. We are always looking for people with these skills to add to our team. Anyone can learn technical skills, but the best PCA’s will have these 10 skills, allowing them to work with a variety of clients: ...Read More

Help Your Child with Independent Living Skills


As a parent you are probably the primary care provider for your child with disabilities. They are dependent on you to get them through daily tasks like getting dressed, hygiene, cooking meals, and cleaning, not to mention providing them with the safe and loving environment they live in. But as they get older you might be worried about who will take care of them when you aren’t able to anymore.  ...Read More

Help Children with Disabilities Feel Like They Belong


The world around us is not always accommodating to our children with disabilities. It can feel like a constant struggle to help make our children feel like they belong.  ...Read More