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Dementia care costs more than Cancer care

Treating dementia patients’ costs around $159 billion a year. A report from New England Journal of Medicine, state that treatment for dementia is more expensive than treatments for patients with ... 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

VETERANS – ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS??

Aid & Attendance and Housebound Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for ... Read more

The Importance of Kidneys

Once a person is in adulthood, around thirty to thirty-five years old, the kidneys’s functionality begins to decline by .5 percent a year. This makes the kidneys more susceptable to disease; ... Read more

The Incessant Obesity Epidemic

  The 50’s was the decade when fast food was popularized in America. Today, many seniors who grew up eating burgers, fries and soda are now overweight.  A report looking at 7 major ... Read more

How Much Will You Pay to Look Younger

  People say money can’t buy you happiness, but can it buy you youth? 79 billion baby boomers are hoping it will, with one anti-aging cream and Botox injection at a time. Around 70 million ... Read more

First of It’s Kind Dementia Village

  Just a few minutes from downtown Amsterdam, on the outskirts of Weesp, Netherlands is a unique community that has a restaurant, hair salon, grocery store and even a movie theater, with ... Read more

WHAT IS NOROVIRUS??

    Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or ... 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

American Diabetes Month – November 2013

  One of the American Diabetes Association’s primary objectives is to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes, its consequences, management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. American ... 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

International Infection Prevention Week October 20-26

  The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announces The Infection Prevention and You campaign launches in conjunction with International ... Read more

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