We opened in 1990 in McComb, MS, as an extension of Thrift Drugs. From the first day, the owners, Ed and Virginia Griffin, set a goal for their company to provide quality home health products in a professional manner that exemplified the golden rule to always treat our customers as we ourselves would wish to be treated. Though the company has always been heavily involved in community events ( Relay for Life, Kidney Foundation walk, etc. ) and advertised consistently through various media, word of mouth from satisfied customers has been a primary source of steady growth. Because of increasing referrals in adjoining Lincoln County, a second store was opened in in Brookhaven MS, in 1993. Thrift Home Care demonstrated its ahead-of-the-curve thinking and its desire to be the best it could be when it voluntarily underwent accreditation survey in 1998 and received full accreditation from the highly-regarded Joint Commission ( JCAHO ). We provide all types of mobility aids, enteral nutrition supplies, incontinence supplies, compression garments, diabetes supplies ( including shoes ), respiratory equipment and supplies ( including oxygen, CPAP and BiPAP ), post-mastectomy prostheses and garments, orthotics of all types, and many miscellaneous items which enhance the home living environment: lift chairs, bathroom safety bars and stools, walker accessories, wheelchair cushions, and many, many more. ( If we don't have it in stock, we'll work to locate it and order it for our customers. ) In addition, we service medical personnel by maintaining a large stock of scrubs, shoes, and items such as blood pressure kits and stethoscopes. WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE? Educational programs at seniors' groups, doctors' offices, etc. AWAKE support group for sleep apnea patients in the area Respiratory therapists, certified breast prosthesis fitters, licensed practical nurses, marketing manager, certified orthotics fitters, compliance coordinator, company-trained delivery technicians, registered pharmacist, trained customer service representatives, general manager who is currently serving as president of the Mississippi Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers, physical therapist/pedorthist, breastfeeding educators WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THRIFT HOME CARE? The owners' son, Minor Griffin, equipped with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a license as a registered respiratory therapist, has joined the company and is assisting in marketing while learning the basics of the home medical equipment industry with an eye to leading the company in the future. Thrift Home Care plans to be around for a long time!