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9 Signs Your Parent Or Loved One Needs A Caregiver

9 Signs Your Parent Or Loved One Needs A Caregiver

One of the most frequently asked questions that potential clients ask us is, “How do you know when it’s time to hire a caregiver?”  We wish that there was an easy one-size fits all response we could provide to everyone who asks us, but the reality of it is that...

6 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Caregiver

6 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Caregiver

Credentials and licensing: are they certified in CPR and first aid, do they have any health care training? Are they registered?Background checks: very important to know the person who is going to be taking care of your loved one and it’s CA state law.References: Ask...

Recipe Corner: Spiced Carrot Soup

Recipe Corner: Spiced Carrot Soup

RECIPE CORNER: SPICED CARROT SOUP 2 tablespoons olive oil1 cup chopped yellow onion1 pound large carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 2/3 cups)2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin1 teaspoon ground turmeric1/2 teaspoon...

Infantilization Of Seniors, A Degrading Trend And Why It Matters.

Infantilization Of Seniors, A Degrading Trend And Why It Matters.

Are people aged 65 +/- societies new children? When you read about ancient societies and cultures there is often an old wise woman or man who tribes and villages look to for wisdom, insight, and depth. Cultures around the world used to depend on the wisdom and...

Hiring An In-home Agency Vs. Private Caregiver

Hiring An In-home Agency Vs. Private Caregiver

As we start to see our loved ones get older and need more assistance, we begin to question what is the best method to ensure our loved ones are being cared for and remain safe in their home. Do we hire a friend or neighbor to help, or do we hire an in-home agency with...

Recipe Corner: Blueberry Pancakes

Recipe Corner: Blueberry Pancakes

1/2 cup buck wheat flour1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour2 teaspoons flaxseed meal1 tsp baking powderpinch of sea salt1 cup of rice milk1 cup of fresh blueberries1-2 tsp’s safflower oil for skilletwarmed maple syrup for drizzling Combine flours, flaxseed meal, baking...

Alzheimer’s Disease

• Alzheimer’s disease is an illness of the brain. It causes large numbers of nerve cells in the brain to die. This affects a person’s ability to remember things, think clearly, and use good judgment. Doctor’s don’t know what causes the disease. • If you or someone in...

Topic Of The Month: Alzheimer’s

Topic Of The Month: Alzheimer’s

Recently we participated in the Alzheimer’s Walk in Chico, CA to raise funds for researching in finding a cure. This is a walk that hits close to home for this organization. Happy at Home was a gold sponsor for this event, and helped the Chico Alzheimer’s Walk raise...

Ten Early Signs & Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s

Ten Early Signs & Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life2. Challenges in planning or solving problems3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure4. Confusion with time or place5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships6. New problems...

This Month With Happy At Home

This Month With Happy At Home

Happy at Home finds comfort in knowing that we are helping families take care of their loved ones and easing the stress in everyday life. We are committed to providing our client’s the best service possible, and treating them like our own family. Many of our client’s...

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