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 to be viewed as a right and is seen as a sign of independence and freedom rather than just a way to … Continue reading

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 perhaps the knowledge that your company means a lot to a person. A 2015 study found that approximately 34.2 million … Continue reading

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 soft tissues, meaning that they are particularly common on the boniest parts of the body such as the buttocks, the … Continue reading

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 independence. But choosing to stay at home comes with more risks and responsibilities. Luckily, seniors are becoming more tech-savvy and there are many helpful and … Continue reading

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 professional outside assistance? The option of what is best for the elderly may be the latter.   In this article, … Continue reading

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 deaths in people aged 65 years and older. Many of these infections are preventable and treatable with prompt medical attention.   Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of … Continue reading

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 her tireless devotion to their care, 12 hour days, 7 days a week.  I would like to thank … Continue reading

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 problem hypothermia (hi-po-ther-mee-uh). Hypothermia is what happens when your body temperature gets very low. For an older person, a body temperature colder … Continue reading

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 used by mostly teenagers and young adults, it is for all ages above 13, which is the minimum age to create an account. Even … Continue reading

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 clinics. Most care actually occurs in the home – and that’s a good thing. People are healthier at home and health care costs are … Continue reading

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 cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. … Continue reading

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 adults. This year’s theme, Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a … Continue reading

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 cancer and heart disease.   Dementia is the loss of mental function that is severe enough to impede with a person’s daily life. Dementia is … Continue reading

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 additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension. Since Aid and … Continue reading

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; therefore, it is crucial to take care of kidneys. Kidneys have several jobs to do in the body, and can be categorized into either … Continue reading