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Keep an Eye out for Bed Sores

What Are Bed Sores? Bed sores are injuries to the skin as well as the tissues beneath the skin that occur because of obstructed blood flow. This happens when excessive pressure is placed upon the ... Read more

Safety Upgrades for the New Way of Aging

For seniors today, independence is the new trend.  Instead of moving into nursing homes or assisted living facilities, seniors are deciding to age in place and keep their freedoms and ... 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

letter from a client

To:  Thrive at Home   It is with much gratitude and appreciation from the C family that I thank Thrive at Home for their constant loving care of my parents, T and E.  In particular, HJ for ... Read more

Stay Safe in Cold Weather

Older adults can lose body heat fast—faster than when they were young. A big chill can turn into a dangerous problem before an older person even knows what’s happening. Doctors call this serious ... Read more

The Elderly and Facebook

By Jackson Richman As of January 2014, Facebook passed 1.23 billion users. The social networking website was founded by Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg and launched in February 2004. Though it is ... Read more

National Family Caregivers Month Theme 2014

                  Care Comes Home Thrive at Home salutes all the family caregivers! Your loved one’s care does not always take place in hospitals, or nursing homes, or doctor offices, or medical ... Read more

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast ... Read more

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

   The 6th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2013 to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older ... 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

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

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