Home Health

Third of Home Care Staff Make Medication Errors – What You Can Do

Anthony Cirillo - April 7, 2011

A Northwestern University study has shown that more than one-third of paid home care staff had difficulty reading and understanding health-related information and directions. Sixty percent made…

Home Health

Women Caregivers and Savings

Anthony Cirillo - April 6, 2011

The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement has some good tips about saving throughout the stages of your life. Here's a snapshot but do check out their…

Public Health

Alzheimer’s Plaques Might Begin in the Liver

Anthony Cirillo - April 5, 2011

The brain “plaques” commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease might actually originate in the liver, according to scientists at Scripps Research Institute in a study published in The…


Cost of Assisted Living May Be Tax Deductible

Anthony Cirillo - April 1, 2011

The cost of assisted living may be deductible on Federal income tax returns. The IRS has certain guidelines to determine eligibility. The cost of housing and meals…

Public Health

Physically and Socially Active Adults Less Chance of Being Disabled in Elder Years

Anthony Cirillo - March 31, 2011

Older adults who remain as physically and socially active as possible have a better chance of not becoming disabled in their elderly years. That's the conclusion of…

Public Health

Osteoarthritis and Obesity Can Shave 3.5 Years of Healthy Life

Anthony Cirillo - March 29, 2011

  Harvard Medical School conducted a study that showed that close to 40% of elderly Americans are obese or have osteoarthritis of the knee, or both, which,…