Making Masks GC

When the coronavirus began to spread across the United States, health care providers across the country scrambled to find personal protective equipment (PPE) for their “essential” caregivers.  When Gretchen Curry, who is the Founder and President of StaffLink, a home care and medical staffing company, could not find what her staff needed, she decided to…

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making mask

StaffLink’s owner making masks for caregivers. Gretchen Curry is mentioned in this stltoday.com story for her efforts to make masks for our caregivers. Faced with a shortage of masks for those working in the home care industry, Gretchen began work on a plan to make masks. The goal was to provide protection for StaffLink’s most…

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SRO March 2020 1

SRO Plans Upcoming Senior Scams Programs. Senior Resource Options (SRO) had their March 4, 2020, monthly meeting in Creve Coeur, MO.  At that meeting SRO planned for their upcoming Senior Scams programs in March and April of 2020.  https://www.facebook.com/events/504816920229692/ At the March meeting the members planned and organized education events and programming for seniors throughout…

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Blog Picture imbalance scale Agency vs Registry

Sometimes individuals don’t know the difference between a home care agency and a home care registry, they will approach me and say, “Oh, you own a nursing registry, right?” My answer is “No, StaffLink, is a nursing agency.” It is important to make the distinction between a nursing registry and nursing agency. A nursing “registry”…

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RISE Malena me 2020

Gretchen Curry, Founder and President of StaffLink, a St.Louis home care, private duty and medical staffing company, was recognized on February 25th by RISE Collaborative as one of five (5) St. Louis’ Women of Influence 2020! Ms. Curry was selected in the Small Business Category.  The impressive group of women included Susan Stith (Corporate), Aisha…

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TWO 2020 Gretchen

St. Louis home care and medical staffing President, Gretchen Curry, was recognized by Small Business Monthly at their Top Women Business Owner luncheon held this past Wednesday.  Ms. Curry, Founder and President of StaffLink, was humbled to be recognized. She started StaffLink in 1987, and has been providing home care and medical staffing services to…

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Laclede Groves Education Lunch

On February 12th, StaffLink’s home care staff hosted a lunch meeting for social workers at a South St. Louis County senior living community.  StaffLink’s Donna Neuman, BSN, RN and Pam Stone, BSW, CCM worked together to educate the senior living community’s social workers about unique home care and private duty programs for seniors. Donna and…

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SBMON Picture1

The St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM) annually recognizes the area’s top women-owned companies at a luncheon. On February 19th approximately 100 women business owners will be recognized at the lunch.  Our founder and owner, Gretchen Curry, has been recognized since the inception. The current publishers of SBM has been hosting the celebration for 17…

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KHS2

StaffLink President, Gretchen Curry has lived in Kirkwood, Missouri most of her life.  Her parents were educators. She moved to Kirkwood while in high school. Gretchen’s father had recently begun teaching and coaching in the Kirkwood School district.  She still lives in Kirkwood today. One of several ways that Gretchen “gives back” to the community…

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Forum 1

StaffLink, Founder and President, Gretchen Curry, participated in a leadership event hosted by the St. Louis Forum, attended by fifty (50) women executives and leaders in Clayton, MO last Thursday. They gathered to hear a presentation from Jen Bersdale, Executive Director of Missouri Health Care for All.  The women executives represented various business and community…

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Two Houses

The home care market has a lot of terminology that is used interchangeably but really means different things.  To industry professionals the terms “home health care” and “home care” mean different things.  The general public uses these terms interchangeably. “Home health care” is the industry term for home care that is delivered via visits to…

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STLWomenofInfluence Gretchen

Our Founder and President, Gretchen Curry, is humbled to be honored by RISE Collaborative as one of the Women of Influence 2020! She will be honored with a dynamic group of women representing leadership from different sectors of the St. Louis community.  Please join us in congratulating Gretchen!  The awards ceremony will take place on…

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Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth has been in the news a lot over the last several days regarding her leading a family meeting to discuss tough and important issues regarding her families’ future.  The Queen is ninety-three (93) years-old and still leads her royal clan with unwavering sternness.  Her husband, Prince Phillip is ninety-eight (98) years-old.   Her recent…

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StaffLink Creates a YouTube Channel

StaffLink Creates a YouTube Channel:  Look for Helpful Videos for Family and Professional Caregivers! StaffLink just recently started a YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com). We provide two (2) basic services; various home health care services and medical staffing. We intend to post helpful videos for family and professional caregivers. You can find our channel under the name…

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Four (4) Reasons Why You May Need a Geriatric Care Manager

There are many times in life that most of us look forward to, and even embrace full steam ahead – our careers; falling in love; perhaps having a family; planning trips; our hobbies and interests etc. On the other hand, there are certain things most of us tend to avoid addressing until we are forced…

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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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Women Presidents' Organization

Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) is a CEO roundtable for women business owners. Gretchen Curry has been a member of this chapter since January 2000. In order to be a member of WPO a service business must have $1 million in revenue and a product business must have $2 million in revenue. StaffLink is the only St.…

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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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Meet Pam Stone - Certified Care Manager-BSW

StaffLink would like to introduce Pam Stone, our social worker and Certified Care Manager (CCM). Pam is certified through the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).  This certification allows her to be an Advanced Professional member with Aging Life Care Association (ALCA).  Pam joined our team in 2012. She was recruited by a church friend,…

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Celebrating 34 Years in Business & 34 Things For Which I Am Grateful

This month StaffLink celebrated thirty-four (34) years in business. Thirty-four (34) years represents more than half of my life!   I am tremendously grateful for StaffLink’s longevity. Here are 34 additional things for which I am grateful! That StaffLink provides me with purposeful work and a steady livelihood The StaffLink office staff, their dedication is the…

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