Our History

The Thrift Home Care History

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 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).

The Thrift Home Care Staff

Respiratory therapists, certified breast prosthesis fitters, licensed practical nurses, marketing manager, certified orthotics fitter, compliance coordinator, company-trained delivery technicians, registered pharmacist, trained customer service representatives, general manager who is currently serving as an officer of the Mississippi Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers and on the Jurisdiction C Council with Medicare. Thrift Home Care

How Thrift Home Care stays Current

  • Extensive training upon employment with Thrift
  • Subscription to medical equipment journals and publications
  • Internet training by recognized authorities in the field of home medical equipment 
  • Attendance at seminars, trade shows, etc.
  • Input from leading industry consultants

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!