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FDA Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Medication

This past July, The US Food and Drug Administration opened up an investigation that revealed certain medications containing the blood pressure drug valsartan were poisoned with a chemical called ... Read more

Sandwich Generation

If you are caring for your parent time and at the same time raising your child, you might feel as if you are stuck between this rock and a very hard place. This is referred to as the sandwich ... Read more

Thrive at Home is Sponsoring Navigating the Caregiving Journey on April 28

Thrive at Home has announced that they will be sponsoring Navigating the Caregiving Journey on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. at All Saints’ Church, 14851 Gideon Drive, Woodbridge. ... Read more

Shingles Vaccination

Shingles vaccination is the only way to protect against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles. CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and ... Read more

Senior Safety while Driving

Unless you live in the Big Apple or a big city, where public transportation is easily accessible, you might find yourself extremely dependant on your car to get you around places. Driving starts ... Read more

How to Get the Year Started off Right: Tips for Caregivers of Seniors

    Taking care of seniors is not an easy job by any standard, and those who take up such a role deserve immense appreciation. The one highlight of being in a caregiver’s role is ... Read more

Home Care Versus Assisted Living

By Jackson Richman   It’s a decision that many of us may face as our parents (and eventually ourselves) age: Will the next line of care come from an assisted living center or at-home with ... Read more

Staying Alert for the Signs of UTIs in the Elderly

Infections can strike anyone, but for seniors, certain infections can be particularly serious. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, infections account for one-third of all ... Read more

Falls Preventention Awareness Day

Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow   Date: September 23, 2014 The 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on September 23, 2014—the first day of fall. This year’s theme, ... Read more

Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.

Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit: 1. Get a Kit of emergency supplies. Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe ... Read more

Thrive at Home is presenting these free classes:

Marie Woodard, RN, Thrive at Home Administrator and a member of the Fairfax County Long Term Care Coordinating Medical and Social Services Committee, will be holding two 90 minute presentations ... Read more

Labor Day Picnic and Food Safety

The staff at Thrive at Home wishes you a happy and safe holiday weekend!      Seven Super Steps to Safe Food in the Summer During warm weather, it is especially important to take extra ... Read more

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling any food.   Wash food-contact surfaces (cutting boards, dishes, utensils, countertops) with hot, soapy water ... Read more

Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2012

  12/3/2012 National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as a reminder to ... Read more

Halloween safety

  It won’t be long before you’ll be greeted by little ghosts and goblins shouting “Happy Halloween!” Now is the time to make your home safe for trick-or-treaters. We’ve gathered nine ideas ... Read more

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