State of Missouri Settles Lawsuit Over the Lack of “Private Duty Nursing” for Medically Fragile Children

State of Missouri Settles Lawsuit Over the Lack of "Private Duty Nursing" for Medically Fragile Children

The state of Missouri has settled a lawsuit with families of children with medically complex conditions regarding the allegations that the Department of Social Services failed to provide “private duty nursing” services that meet federal requirements. The children requiring these services need assistance with feeding, toileting, bathing, dressing, ambulation, ventilation management, and medication administration. The…

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Senior Resource Options (SRO) Participated in the Senior Expo in Eureka, MO

Senior Resource Options (SRO) Participated in the Senior Expo in Eureka, MO

Senior Resource Options (SRO) is a group of professionals that service seniors. Our Founder and President, Gretchen Curry, is a founding member of Senior Resource Options (SRO).  StaffLink is the only home care and private duty agency that is a member of Senior Resource Options (SRO). Besides our President, current members of SRO are Bruce…

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StaffLink Seeks to Hire Additional In-home Caregivers in St. Louis Region

StaffLink Seeks to Hire Additional In-home Caregivers in St. Louis Region

StaffLink’s Founder and President, Gretchen Curry, announced in June that they were seeking to hire 20 new St. Louis area in-home caregivers from July to September to handle the demand for home care staff. StaffLink is still working to meet this demand. StaffLink currently has full and part-time hours at the locations listed below. These…

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Missouri Medicaid Application Backlog Has Finally Been Eliminated

Missouri Medicaid Application Backlog Has Finally Been Eliminated

Individuals and families that now apply for Missouri Medicaid can expect that they will know if they are approved or not approved within 45 days of application. The forty-five (45) day window meets the federal requirements. In July of this year, Missouri applicants were having to wait more than 100 days for notification of their…

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StaffLink President Attends August Home Care Owner’s Meeting

StaffLink President Attended August Home Care Owner’s Meeting

Topic: Difference Between Hospice & Palliative Care StaffLink’s Founder and President, Gretchen Curry, attended the August St. Louis home care and medical staffing agencies owners’ meeting. This group meets every other month to discuss local, state, and national industry trends, news and topics of interest. The August  meeting was held at Crossroads Hospice in Chesterfield.…

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Keeping Seniors Independent As We Celebrate Independence Day 2022!

Keeping Seniors Independent As We Celebrate Independence Day 2022!

Ninety (90) percent of seniors want to “age in place” at home as they grow older. Staying independent at home may become challenging if a senior is starting to experience challenges in performing “activities of daily living” (ADLs). In order to “age in place”, a senior may need to consider contracting for services to assist…

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Eight (8) Cool Indoor Things for St. Louis Caregivers and Seniors to Do When It Is Hot Outdoors

Eight (8) Cool Indoor Things for St. Louis Caregivers and Seniors to Do When It Is Hot Outdoors

The St. Louis heat arrived before the summer of 2022 officially arrived. Our region has experienced multiple days of temperatures above 90, 95 and close to 100 degrees. The sun has been searing and the humidity sweltering. Here are a few pointers to survive the hottest days of summer. *Drink plenty of water. *Avoid long…

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Nine (9) Tips to Keep Seniors and Caregivers Safe this Summer from the New Variant of COVID-19

Two seniors outdoors exercising with face masks 2022

Well, it finally happened!  I tested positive for Covid-19 four weeks ago! I got my fourth shot about four weeks before I tested positive.  I would not have known that I had COVID had I not been required to take a test for travel purposes. I had very, very light hay fever symptoms.  A little…

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Missouri Medicaid In-Home Care Hourly Reimbursement Rates May be Increasing in July 2022

Missouri Medicaid In-Home Care Hourly Reimbursement Rates May be Increasing in July 2022

We have received word that the hourly reimbursement rate for Missouri Medicaid in-home care will increase significantly. This is breaking news! This is really good news! This is BIG news! StaffLink has been servicing Medicaid recipients for nearly 35 years. Our clients and employees live throughout St. Louis City, County, and in Jefferson and St.…

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StaffLink Wins a Nursing Contract in Louisiana!!!

StaffLink Wins a Nursing Contract in Louisiana!!!

Since our May newsletter went to print, StaffLink has been notified that we were awarded a nursing contract in the state Louisiana.  We are currently seeking to learn more about the nursing staffing needs of our new clients in Louisiana. StaffLink continues to hire CNAs and LPNs in Arkansas for nursing staffing contracts in the…

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