Clients We Serve
At StaffLink you will find experts in care management and caregiving. You will be able to select the home care services that best fits your needs, and home care staff who are experts in your area of need. Our years of home care and private duty service can be counted on to best assist you in meeting your care needs in the following diverse clientele:
The largest client group that StaffLink services are seniors, individuals who are 65 or above. A significant portion of these seniors are 85, 90, 95 years old or older. Over our thirty two (32) years of service, we have been care providers to more than one client that has celebrated a 100 year birthday!
At StaffLink you will find seasoned experts in senior care management and hands-on caregiving. As we shared in “Our Journey”, our administrative team has more than 150 years collectively in providing home care services, primarily seniors. Our Certified Care Manager, Pam Stone, is certified by the Aging Life Care Association, an association that focuses on addressing the needs of seniors.
StaffLink cannot replace the love and support your family provides to your senior. Our goal is to assist and support you in your caregiving journey. As we stated in our mission statement, our goal is to help you “experience peace of mind” by including our team in your landscape of family caregiving.
Common senior care needs and situations that we have encountered and are prepared to address are as follows:
- Cancer Care
- Alzheimer & Dementia
- COPD and other respiratory issues
- Declining Heart function & failure
- Couples Care
- Male Caregiving
- Post-hospitalization and or post-rehab support and care
- Neuromuscular Decline & Diseases
- Hospice Support
- Respite-Regular, Outings, Vacations
- Family Events- Caregiver Escorts (Weddings, Funerals, BaMitzvah, Vacations)
- Hospitalization- Private Sitters & Nurses
- Independent & Assisted Living-Support Augmentation
- Nursing Home-Visibility Visits &/or Care Augmentation
- and MORE…..
Over our 32 years StaffLink has serviced many adults between 21-65 years of age.
Most of our adult clients are high functioning individuals that have a relatively active social life and frequently hold jobs outside their homes. Our services are frequently required because of impaired mobility due to an injury or accident that occurred later in life. These adult clients may not leave the home as frequently due to their current impairment or diagnosis.
A significant portion of our long-term adult clients through the years have been individuals who acquired a spinal cord injury at work and whose caregiving services were being paid through worker’s compensation insurance. Clients have included police officers, sports professionals, and construction workers. We worked closely with the clients and their families, in coordination with their worker’s compensation case managers, to provide required services.
StaffLink frequently provided support to adult clients that were college students. We provided assistance both getting ready in the morning and preparing for bed at night. With one particular student, Stafflink provided the same “live-in” attendant for three years while he attended college in Washington D.C. One of our biggest challenges was getting the two of them to make time to visit the nurse at the student health center to get the required nursing assessment completed for his payor source! He has since graduated, obtained a law degree, got married and is living out West.
StaffLink’s goal is to provide you with the required support and assistance so that you can experience life to the fullest. We hope our presence and caregiving services increase both your confidence and ability to pursue your best life.
Common adult care issues and situations that we have encountered and are prepared to address are as follows:
- Spinal cord injury
- On-the-job injury/worker’s compensation
- Post-hospitalization and or post-rehab support and care
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Development disabilities
- New moms and newborns
- Hospice Support
We are able to customize a care plan to your needs. Please contact us and let us know how we might help you!
Children and Pediatrics Patients
Providing caregiving support to complex, high-risk pediatric patients is one of StaffLink’s “core” specialties. Our caregivers provide non-skilled and skilled (Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse) home nursing care to medically fragile and disabled children with special needs. Our staff will provide one-on-one hourly coverage on shorter shifts or can provide care up to 24 hours a day. Your care plan and delivery schedule is customized for your child. Input from your child’s physician, caseworker and you are all important to developing this care plan. We understand the unique challenges and stresses surrounding parenting and caring for a medically fragile or disabled child. Our administrative and nursing staff are here to support you in that effort by providing the necessary professional care required.
Our Medically Fragile and Disabled Clients frequently have one of the following diagnoses:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spinal Bifida
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Our Skilled Nursing Care and Support includes:
- Ventilator Care
- Apnea Monitoring
- Nebulizer Treatments
- Tracheostomy Care
- Feedings Tubes
- Gastrostomy/Nasogastric Tubes
- Medication Administration
- TPN-Total Parenteral Nutrition
- IV Therapy
Our Non-Skilled/Non-Medical Care and Support includes:
- Personal Care-bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, etc
- Respite for families
- Assistances with exercising and ROM (range of motion)
- Before and after-school attendants
- Escort to and from school
- At School non-medical and medical companions
We recognize that professional in-home care eliminates one of the barriers to your child remaining in your home. It also helps you achieve a primary goal for your child- living life to the fullest.
Since the late 1990s StaffLink has recruited and hired caregivers to meet the home care needs of individuals who do not speak English. We have recruited and hired caregivers that may not speak English, but do speak the native tongues of our immigrant clients.
The Bosnian community is the largest, re-settled immigrant population in the region. There are 40,000-50,000 Bosnian immigrants in the St. Louis metro and nearby communities. StaffLink has a Bosnian translator and service coordinator available 7 days a week by phone.
Others languages spoken by our multilingual caregivers include, but are not limited to
To ask about the availability of a caregiver that speaks the native tongue of a person in need of home care assistance, please call the StaffLink office .
When you think of home care needs, you may visualize physical disabilities, injuries or illnesses. However, mental health is an important part of our well-being and does directly affect our overall health. Mental illness can occur at any age. Mental health issues affect a person’s feelings, thinking and behavior. The National Institute of Mental Health says that approximately one in four adults have a diagnosable mental health issue, a little over 5 percent have a serious mental health impairment that significantly impairs their daily lives.
There are hundreds of mental health diagnoses. However here are some primary categories of mental health disorders:
- Anxiety disorders, such as obsessive/compulsive behavior or post-traumatic stress disorder
- Mood disorders: such as depression
- Personality Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder
- Developmental Disabilities
There are various treatment and support options for persons with mental health issues. When appropriate counseling and a medication plan might be prescribed. Treatment can help a person often return to a normal life and activities.
Our non-medical or medical caregivers can support the treatment of individuals and help them with the management of daily life. Because a mentally ill person’s feelings, thinking and behavior are affected by their disease, they can often benefit from our caregivers assistance in the areas of:
- Medication compliance and administration
- Companionship and reassurance
- Maintenance of personal care: bathing and grooming
- Maintenance of living space and environment: cleaning and organizing of their home
Meal preparation including nutrition monitoring and management
It is very rewarding to see an individual regain their footing and lead a fuller life.
Has normal aging, a disability, an impairment, travel anxiety or simply a unique travel situation made travel challenging or impossible? Are you looking for a non-medical or medical travel escort or companion to provide assistance during your or a family members’ next trip? Could you benefit from travel assistance on an airline flight, train trip, cruise, tour or medical tourism trip? Would you like to have a non-medical or medical bi-lingual travel companion?
StaffLink’s “Care-On-The-Go” could be your solution! “Care-On-The Go” removes barriers to traveling for those facing obstacles. Go spend the holidays with your daughter in Seattle! Go to your grandson’s graduate in Phoenix! Attend your great-nephew’s destination wedding in the Caribbean’s! Go ahead, leave the country and have that medical procedure done that you have been delaying having done for years!
“Care-On-The-Go” provides travel companions to the following clients:
- Senior traveler
- Anxious traveler
- Disabled or Impaired traveler
- Child or Children traveling alone
- Family with several small children or special needs child
- Medical tourism traveler
Our travel companions will pick you up at your home or meet you at your departure terminal. We will provide travel assistance with and throughout your trip – from baggage handling, check-in, security and travel transit–everything you need to get safely and comfortably to your chosen destination. If desired, our travel companions will remain with you throughout your entire trip, providing the necessary hand-on assistance and reassurance from beginning to end. Our service will be tailored to suit your unique travel needs. Our non-medical travel companions have professional experience as Nannies, Caregivers and sophisticated business travelers. Our medical travel companions have professional experience as, Paramedics and as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Registered Nurses (RNs).
“HOME CARE” IS NOT ALWAYS IN THE HOME.
Stafflink will deliver private duty care support to you in a variety of settings. You see, people who need caregiving are not always at home. Regardless, to where you are spending your nights, we are there to support you in feeling secure and supported. We will provide caregiving to you
- In your private home
- At your residence in an independent living community
- At your residence in an assisted living facility
- In a nursing home
- At the hospital
Your Private Home
You are not alone if you want to live out your years in your private, long-term home. 85 percent of seniors say they want to live out their years in their home. You may be surprised to hear, that with home care assistance you can do this even at an increasing level of debilitation for the same cost range as moving into a nursing home. If you could stay in your home for the same cost, would you? StaffLink wants to make sure that your senior years are “golden”. We will provide you with the assistance and supervision that help you stay safe in a familiar environment.
At your Independent or Assisted Living Residence
Independent living communities and assisted living facilities have strict parameters regarding the minimum acceptable individual "abilities" of a resident that wishes to remain in their building. If you have already made the transition to an Independent or Assisted Living residence, StaffLink's additional support will ensure that you can remain where you are even as you are experiencing a decline in your abilities Don't make your next move without calling us!
In the Nursing Home or Rehab Unit
Rather you or your senior family member are in the rehab unit for a short- term stay or are in the nursing home for a longer stay, it is not unusual for families to hire private duty caregivers to augment care and ensure prompt attention. We have serviced families that have augmented care for 24/7 for months and others who have utilized services for nights only for several days.
At the hospital
The St. Louis and eastern Missouri community is blessed with amazing acute care facilities. Sometimes a person is anxious or has a specific concern about being in the hospital. Utilizing the services of our RNs, LPNs or CNAs might be the right medicine to address your or your loved ones' anxiety or fear