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Caregiver Study funded by the NIH

  According to a study funded by the National Institute of Agency called “Hiring and screening Practices of Agencies Supplying Paid Caregivers to Older Adults” by Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, ... Read more

Hot Weather Health Emergencies

Hot Weather Health Emergencies Elderly people, infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress. Even short periods of high temperatures can cause ... Read more

Steps to help avoid financial abuse and theft

Usually family members look at getting help in the home after some sort of medical crisis. Mom has fallen, dad is hospitalized, there is loss of cognition etc.  The family is overwhelmed with so ... Read more

Cost of Senior Care

The three options for seniors and their families to consider are: home care agencies, nursing homes, and assisted living communities.  Nursing homes have the most intensive levels of care and ... Read more

Cutting down prescription costs

Firstly make sure to know why you are taking a particular drug. Is there an alternative to taking the drug –  such as a change in lifestyle? If cost is an issue let the doctor know.  There ... Read more

Setting up controls for our future care

As we age it is important to be very specific about our wishes for our future care. If one gets seriously ill and cannot make decisions for oneself, it is very important to have a structure in ... Read more

Getting agreement on care

Getting to agree on the best steps to take regarding care for a loved one. The majority of our clients are really the adult children of the client.  In some of our cases, our client is actually ... Read more

Driving – Difficult conversations.

Driving: Issues for children of elderly parents This is a very difficult conversation for one to have with their elderly parents. Aging doesn’t automatically mean they need to stop driving. ... Read more

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Tips for successful caregiving

Taking care of a loved one is a difficult and demanding job, but here are a few tips and tools to help mitigate the pressure and strain you might feel with all of your responsibilities. First and ... Read more

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Questions to ask the homecare company before taking service

Obviously every company you call will tell you that they provide the best home care, have the greatest caregivers and topnotch customer service. This may be true but one should do ones best to ... Read more

Precautions to make the house safer for Alzheimers patients

The kitchen is particularly worrisome. There are many opportunities for accidents, especially when cooking. An Alzheimer’s patient may misuse an appliance or forget that something is ... Read more

The Department of Labor’s proposal to eliminate the companionship exemption

The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal to eliminate the companionship exemption will require caregivers be paid overtime for hours worked over 40 per week. This will create an undue burden on ... Read more

Welcome to Thrive at Home

Welcome to Thrive at Home I am Marie Woodard, Administrator at Thrive at Home.  I am also a RN with 20 years experience in Home Health Care and Board Certified in Gerontological Nursing by the ... Read more

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