Caregiver Guilt

Caregiver Guilt Being a caregiver in the home for a family member can be accompanied by varying degrees of guilt.  It is virtually impossible to care for a loved one and not face the reality that we will inevitably lose them.  Confronting the loss of a loved one can be accompanied by guilt, that we […] Read more »

Flu Season Tips for Caregivers and People 65 or Older

flu prevention tips

Flu season is here. If you are 65 or older, or caring for people 65 and older, it’s important to get your flu shot and take other steps to protect yourself and others from catching and spreading the flu virus. Seniors are especially susceptible to the flu and its complications because immune systems weaken with […] Read more »

Elder Abuse Alert: Is Your Caregiving Agency Sending Dangerous or Unqualified Caregivers Into Your Home?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society reports that many home health care agencies fail to conduct background checks, criminal checks, drug testing or other screenings on caregivers before sending them into clients’ homes. “Consumers need to be aware that they may not be getting the safe, qualified caregiver they […] Read more »

Should I Hire a Private Individual for In-Home Nursing Care?

Cleansing Water respite care for family members

If you or a family member are in need of in-home nursing care, you may be worried about the cost of in-home care. Why not save money by hiring an individual directly to care for you or your loved one in your home, instead of going through an agency? Here are important things you should […] Read more »

Cleansing Water CNA Receives Fauquier Health Employee of the Month Award

Cleansing Water, Inc. is pleased to announce that Alicia Corum, one of our Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) employees, has been honored with the Employee of the Month award by Fauquier Health. Alicia is well-known for her cheerful commitment to providing a helping hand and top quality patient care at all times. “If it was my […] Read more »

Caregiving Questions: When Can a Family Caregiver Leave a Loved One Home Alone?

Cleansing Water home health care companions and CNAs

Responsible caregivers are faced with challenging questions and important decisions every day. One of these decisions is whether — and for how long — you can leave the person in your care alone. No matter how devoted or dedicated you are to the person in your care, you have to find time to take care […] Read more »

Home Health Care Costs Remain Steady Despite Rises in Long Term Health Care Costs

The average cost of home health care has remained steady this year, even as overall long-term health care costs have risen 5.6 percent, according to a recent study by MetLife Mature Market Institute. The average hourly costs for home health aides and homemaker/companion services remained unchanged this year, according to the study. Costs for assisted […] Read more »