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Ten (10) Ways to Honor a Living Veteran on Memorial Day

Ten (10) Ways to Honor the Fallen: Honor an Aging Veteran

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | May 29, 2021

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Memorial Day week! StaffLink has been providing home care services to veterans for over 30 years. It is an honor to service these men and women. I remember the name of one of the first veterans StaffLink served. He had seen action in the Vietnam War and had been injured.…

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Twenty-one (21) Traveling Tips for Family Caregivers

Twenty-one (21) Traveling Tips for Family Caregivers

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | May 29, 2021

  Since the beginning of the pandemic, family travel has decreased. As the COVID-19 infection rates continue to go down family travel is now increasing. Over this Memorial weekend 2021 American Automobile Association (AAA) projects that of the 37 million people that will travel, 2.5 million of those will be traveling by air. AAA says…

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A prayer for nurses week

A Heartfelt Prayer for Nurses

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | May 12, 2021

During this world-wide pandemic we pray the following sincere and special prayer for nurses on this last day of Nurses Week 2021. We pray, May they be observant so that they will see and respond to both the seen and unseen needs of their patients, May they be attentive so their ears will hear and…

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Mothers Rock as Family Caregivers!

Mothers Rock as Family Caregivers!

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | May 10, 2021

  Mother’s Day was this past Sunday. I am a mother. I have been a family caregiver. I own an agency that provides assistance to family caregivers. Mothers and Women are Primary Family Caregivers Mothers across America are the primary family caregivers in their homes for their children and partners. They may not be the…

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

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

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | May 6, 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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Freebies for National Nurses Week

Eighteen (18) Freebies & Discounts for Nurses During Nurses Week 2021

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | May 5, 2021

Freebies for nurses during National Nurses Week

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Resources for seniors who are isolated

Three (3) Resources To Help Seniors Who are Socially Isolated

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Apr 20, 2021

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

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

By Pam Stone , BSW, CCM | Apr 14, 2021

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

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

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Apr 8, 2021

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

Pandemic Compounds Missouri Nursing Shortage

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Mar 29, 2021

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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