LIFESAVING SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS

LIFESAVING SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS

Planning is important at all ages to prevent life altering incidents. As we age, this planning becomes even more important as our abilities to react both physically and mentally lessen. The following are some basic safety suggestions. Fall Prevention – Over 7,000 seniors die as a result of falls each year. Follow directions on all…

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Eight (8) Home Care Trends for 2024

Eight (8) Home Care Trends for 2024

Home Care Trends Every Family Caregiver Needs to Know About for 2024 StaffLink has been providing home care services for nearly 37 years. StaffLink provides private duty, Medicaid in-home services and home care to veterans. Over the 37 years we have been in business, we have witnessed many changes and trends in the home care…

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Thirteen (13) Tips for Family Caregivers and Seniors on How to Stay Healthy, Fit, and in Shape in the Summer Heat and Sun

Eleven (11) Tips for Family Caregivers and Seniors on How to Stay Healthy, Fit, and in Shape in the Summer Heat and Sun

I am the Founder and President of StaffLink, I am a senior and was a caregiver for my late parents. I have had a joint replacement and have attended Physical Therapy for an extended period. Through the years I have led a pretty active life. My knee impairment over recent years did limit my agility…

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The Complete Guide for Paying for Home Care Services in St. Louis, MO in 2023

The Complete Guide for Paying for Home Care Services in St. Louis, MO in 2023

In February 2022 we wrote “The Ultimate Guide for Paying for Home Care Services in St. Louis, MO in 2022.”  In this guide, “The Complete Guide for Paying for Home Care Services in St. Louis, MO 2023”, we have updated information, added some new resources, and answered additional questions. You have many options to pay for…

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StaffLink Provides Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Home Health Care in the St. Louis Region

StaffLink Provides Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Home Health Care in the St. Louis Region

StaffLink is a provider of Consumer Directed Services (CDS) to clients in the St. Louis region. Under CDS the client is called a “consumer”.  In the CDS program, the consumer, is legally the employer of the caregiver. The caregiver is commonly called the Personal Care Assistant (PCA) under the CDS program. What many consumers appear to…

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Age Related Balance Issues Can Be Improved

Age Related Balance Issues Can Be Improved

About 35% of adults over 40 experience some balance or dizziness issues. Logically, the percentage will increase as we age and the consequences of falling can be very serious- such as a broken hip or other bone or head injuries. As with most health matters, prevention is very important. If you are having changes in…

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THE R.E.A.D.Y. PROGRAM MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN AN EMERGENCY

THE R.E.A.D.Y. PROGRAM MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN AN EMERGENCY

It seems to be human nature to avoid planning or even thinking about unwanted events but on some level we all know that planning upfront can prevent the unthinkable or at least make things easier.  A program has been brought to my attention that, with a little planning, can help in what may be a…

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Six (6) Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Caregivers

The Six (6) Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Caregivers

As an agency that provides caregiving assistance to families and works with both family caregivers and professional caregivers, we are frequently asked for holiday gift ideas caregivers. Caregiving is stressful. The holidays are stressful. Current concerns about how the flu and COVID-19 may affect seniors or fragile persons that caregivers are providing care add another…

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ENGAGING SENIORS IN HOLIDAY GATHERINGS

ENGAGING SENIORS IN HOLIDAY GATHERINGS

As we age, holidays can be bittersweet – bringing up memories of past holiday traditions and family and friends that are no longer here.  While a family gathering can be fun for all, an older member may tire more quickly.  If so, be sensitive to their need to rest. Large gatherings may be overwhelming, especially…

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Four (4) Thoughtful Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Four (4) Thoughful Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver During the Thanksgiving Holiday

“What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday?” You and millions of individuals and family members across America will answer that it is for a family or professional caregiver that helps provide assistance to a dear loved one. Millions of family and professional caregivers provide care on a daily basis for our family members. Seventy…

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