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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 for more references than offered and call them all. Immigration status: all...

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 pound large carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 2/3 cups) 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon lemon juice salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup plain yogurt, stirred to...

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 caregivers? Do we really need someone...

1/2 cup buck wheat flour 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons flaxseed meal 1 tsp baking powder pinch of sea salt 1 cup of rice milk 1 cup of fresh blueberries 1-2 tsp's safflower oil for skillet warmed maple syrup for drizzling Combine flours, flaxseed meal, baking powder and salt. Whisk briefly to blend. Slowly stir in the rice milk and stir until lumps...

• 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 your family thinks that you are becoming forgetful and start...

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 more than their proposed goal. Our team also doubled in...

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure 4. Confusion with time or place 5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing 7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps 8. Decreased or poor judgment 9. Withdrawal from work...

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 enjoy the ease of knowing their loved one is cared for, by...