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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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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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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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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Letter to Governor-Medicaid Reimbursement Lag Hurts Home Care Service Delivery in Missouri

Dear Governor Michael L. Parson: I am writing you about my concerns regarding the Medicaid reimbursement lag in the area of home care assistance and how it is affecting the availability of these services to Medicaid recipients. I am going to specifically address the traditional home care agency model, where a non-relative is providing care…

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Thirteen (13) Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Stay Safe at Home during the Pandemic

The news regarding the pandemic is forever changing. The infection rates, COVID-19 positive cases, and deaths associated with St. Louis nursing homes and senior communities in 2020 have drastically decreased as we move forward in 2021. Home was definitely the safest place for seniors to be in 2020, if it was at all possible for…

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Twelve (12) On-line Sites to Sign Up for a COVID-19 Vaccine in St. Louis

Family Caregivers and Home Care Professionals-Get Your Vaccination! Twelve (12) On-line Sites to Sign Up for a COVID-19 Vaccine in St. Louis StaffLink has not required that their professional home care aides and staff get the COVID-19 vaccine. We are strongly encouraging all staff to get the vaccine. StaffLink believes that if our employees get…

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Twenty-five (25) Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

Twenty-five (25) Self-Care Tips for Caregivers Today, February 19, 2021 is National Caregivers Day.  Nearly 70 million families are providing care at some level to family members. Additionally, many more professional caregivers are assisting families in providing care-giving.  StaffLink wishes to take a moment to acknowledge both the contributions of family caregivers and professional caregivers…

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Tips for caregivers driving in cold and inclement weather

Baby, it is cold outside! Valentine’s week tips for professional home caregivers driving to & from work in cold and inclement weather! Eleven (11) Tips for Caregivers Driving in Cold and Inclement Weather – First, on this Valentine week, I want to express my gratitude to the professional home care caregivers and health care workers…

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Caregivers Shop On-line or Remotely to Avoid Exposure to COVID-19

Tips for Family & Professional Caregivers from St. Louis Home Care Owner, Gretchen Curry of StaffLink Six (6) Tips for Caregivers Regarding Shopping On-line or Remotely to Avoid Virus Exposure – As the new strains of the virus enter the United States and the virus positivity rate continues to explode across the country, state of…

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