Fifteen (15) Safe Autumn Activities for Family Caregivers in the Delta-driven Pandemic

Fifteen (15) Safe Autumn Activities for Family Caregivers in the Delta-driven Pandemic

There are nearly 70 million family caregivers in America. Family caregiving is an essential part of the fabric of care in America. Caregiving is stressful. Caregiver burnout is very common. As the pandemic extends into our second autumn and with the explosion of the Delta variant, caregiver self-care is more important than ever. Hospitals are…

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Nutrition Recommendations for Older Adults

Nutrition Recommendations for Older Adults

Guest Article by Brooke Grubb MS, RD, LD, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services at Aging Ahead The field of nutrition to some can feel ever-changing, inconsistent, and an area in which there are many opinions, but not as many experts. As a registered dietitian, I aim to help clients navigate this field in ways…

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Caregiver Tips: Seniors & Grief

Grief

Gretchen Curry, MSPH, is the Founder and President of StaffLink.  Here she conducts this interview with Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW. Amy is in private practice at West County Psychological Associates.  She provides therapy to families, adults and seniors. Amy is very knowledgeable regarding various topics concerning seniors.  In this interview, Amy provides specific information and…

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Forty (40) Self-Care Tips for Caregivers in the Extended Pandemic

Forty (40) Self-Care Tips for Caregivers in the Extended Pandemic

We are entering a new wave of the pandemic. The spread of delta variant across the country is causing a rise in the number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. At this moment no end to this wave is in sight. Family and professional caregivers must be vigilant in their caregiving responsibilities for others. Caregivers must…

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Caregiver Tips: Seniors & Dehydration

Seniors and Dehydration

Gretchen Curry, MSPH, is the Founder and President of StaffLink.  Here she conducts an interview with Brooke Grubb, MS, LD, RD. Brooke Grubb is a Registered and Licensed Dietician. She currently is the Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services at Aging Ahead. Aging Ahead is a regional non-profit that services the needs of seniors. #seniors…

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Making the Shift from Surviving to Living: Meeting More Than Just the Physical Needs of Our Elders

Making the Shift from Surviving to Living: Meeting More Than Just the Physical Needs of Our Elders

Written By: Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW “I don’t know why my body keeps going. I was ready to die a long time ago.” “It feels like my days are full of nothing more than finding things to do to pass the time.” “This place is pretty, and I have what I need to survive, but…

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Caregiving Is a Labor of Love

Caregiving is a Labor of Love

Labor Day is celebrated this upcoming Monday.  Labor Day is the federal holiday that honors workers across America.  I have been a family caregiver. I own an agency that provides assistance to family caregivers. I want to honor family and professional caregivers across America on this Labor Day.  I know that caregiving is a labor of love. The…

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Caregiver Tips: Seniors & Depression

Depression

Gretchen Curry, MSPH, is the Founder and President of StaffLink.  Here she conducts this interview with Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW. Amy is in private practice at West County Psychological Associates.  She provides therapy to families, adults and seniors. Amy is very knowledgeable regarding various topics concerning seniors.  In this interview, Amy provides specific information and…

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Thirty (30) Olympic-Size Feats that Caregivers Perform Daily

Thirty (30) Olympic-Size Feats that Caregivers Perform Daily

Most seniors or persons with disability want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Ninety percent (90%) of seniors and disabled want to “age in place” as they grow older. Eighty percent of seniors believe they will stay in their home for as long as they live. Many will not be able to…

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Nine (9) Tips to Protect Missouri Seniors from the Delta Variant

Nine (9) Tips to Protect Missouri Seniors from the Delta Variant

Missouri is one of a handful of states that are currently experiencing a significant increase in persons testing positive for the COVID, particularly the Delta variant. Health care professionals throughout the Missouri are expressing concern about the spread and increased infections. Missouri ranks fourth in the nation for the highest rate of new cases and…

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