Tens (10) Ways to Show Appreciation During Nurses Week 2021

Nursing has always been one of the most “trusted” professions. During this pandemic, nurses are also being recognized as essential warriors in the fight against COVID-19. Without tens of thousands of dedicated and committed registered nurses and licensed practical/vocational nurses, the health care system would have collapsed under the added pressure of a pandemic. If…

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Patrick Scannell Business Manager

We would like to introduce to you, Patrick Scannell, our Business Manager who joined StaffLink in August 1992. Patrick grew up in Webster Groves, MO and graduated from Webster schools. He later attended and graduated from UMSL. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and majored in Management and Organizational Behavior. He originally joined…

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Resources for seniors who are isolated

St. Louis Home Care Owner Interviews Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW About Seniors & Social Isolation In March, Gretchen Curry, MSPH, Founder and President of StaffLink, conducted an interview (via Zoom) with social worker Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW. Ms. Neu is in private practice at the West County Psychological Associates and the Assistant Director of Senior…

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Seniors and Post Pandemic Driving:

Guest Article by Vicki Spraul, President and Founder of Gray Matters Alliance, LLC Raise your hand if you are itching to return to your normal routines, get back to your familiar activities or get in the car and hit the open roads. Well, guess who else is itching to get out there……our older drivers, maybe…

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What do I do? My parents are hoarding

Guest Article By Denise Lee  It‘s painful to see people you care about put themselves in a precarious situation. Our natural inclination is to jump in and fix the problem so we can make the situation better. Here’s the rub, our efforts to help can actually worsen the situation. Typically, I get a phone call or…

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StaffLink Notifies St. Louis County Clients of New Homebound Vaccination Program

StaffLink has notified our home care clients that live in St. Louis County of a new program that offers in-home vaccinations. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is offering in-home vaccinations to persons that cannot leave their home to go out to get a vaccination. Sam Page, the St. Louis County Executive, announced…

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Twenty (20) Springtime Stress Busting Activities for Caregivers During the Pandemic

There are 66 million family caregivers in America. Caregiving is stressful. Caregiver burnout is common. Caregivers need to practice self-care. Caregivers need to take breaks. Caregivers should look for opportunities to build relaxing activities into their day. Here are some activities for family (and professional) caregivers to be enjoyed this spring season: Buy flowers from…

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St. Louis Home Caregivers Take Part in Home Care Vaccination Event

StaffLink caregivers participated in a St. Louis home care vaccination event hosted on March 5th and March 26th at the Des Peres Lodge. The first vaccination was administered on March 5th and the second vaccination was administered on March 26th. For both dates the Pfizer vaccine was administered. The event was sponsored by the Missouri…

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Pandemic Compounds Missouri Nursing Shortage

An Editorial Update Last week, I was talking to an executive of an organization who StaffLink provides contract registered nurses.  We were discussing their own efforts to recruit nurses at this time and how difficult it has been to find staff.   Both of us are about the same age, so we have been involved in…

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