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

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

By superadmin | Nov 19, 2022

“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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DOES THE CHANGE IN SEASON SEEM TO AFFECT YOUR MOOD?

DOES THE CHANGE IN SEASON SEEM TO AFFECT YOUR MOOD?

By Pam Stone , BSW, Certified Case Manager (CCM) | Oct 31, 2022

Often physical and personal problems increase with age and may lead to depression.  HOWEVER, depression can often be caused by the change of seasons when shorter amounts of daylight hours can signal an increase in the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin. If you find that some of these feelings tend to begin as the seasons change, you…

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Missouri Medicaid Application Backlog Has Finally Been Eliminated

Missouri Medicaid Application Backlog Has Finally Been Eliminated

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Sep 19, 2022

Individuals and families that now apply for Missouri Medicaid can expect that they will know if they are approved or not approved within 45 days of application. The forty-five (45) day window meets the federal requirements. In July of this year, Missouri applicants were having to wait more than 100 days for notification of their…

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Tips to Avoid Caregiver Fraud and Theft

Tips to Avoid Caregiver Fraud and Theft

By Katie Krenning | Sep 7, 2022

StaffLink has been providing services in the St. Louis region for over 35 years.  Our Founder and President, Gretchen Curry, has been in the industry for 38 years.  Here are a few things she has learned through the years. When hiring a caregiver through an agency or individually consider the following: If Hiring An Agency…

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Keeping Seniors Independent As We Celebrate Independence Day 2022!

Keeping Seniors Independent As We Celebrate Independence Day 2022!

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jul 2, 2022

Ninety (90) percent of seniors want to “age in place” at home as they grow older. Staying independent at home may become challenging if a senior is starting to experience challenges in performing “activities of daily living” (ADLs). In order to “age in place”, a senior may need to consider contracting for services to assist…

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Eight (8) Cool Indoor Things for St. Louis Caregivers and Seniors to Do When It Is Hot Outdoors

Eight (8) Cool Indoor Things for St. Louis Caregivers and Seniors to Do When It Is Hot Outdoors

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jul 1, 2022

The St. Louis heat arrived before the summer of 2022 officially arrived. Our region has experienced multiple days of temperatures above 90, 95 and close to 100 degrees. The sun has been searing and the humidity sweltering. Here are a few pointers to survive the hottest days of summer. *Drink plenty of water. *Avoid long…

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Nine (9) Tips to Keep Seniors and Caregivers Safe this Summer from the New Variant of COVID-19

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jun 6, 2022

Well, it finally happened!  I tested positive for Covid-19 four weeks ago! I got my fourth shot about four weeks before I tested positive.  I would not have known that I had COVID had I not been required to take a test for travel purposes. I had very, very light hay fever symptoms.  A little…

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Missouri Medicaid In-Home Care Hourly Reimbursement Rates May be Increasing in July 2022

Missouri Medicaid In-Home Care Hourly Reimbursement Rates May be Increasing in July 2022

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jun 2, 2022

We have received word that the hourly reimbursement rate for Missouri Medicaid in-home care will increase significantly. This is breaking news! This is really good news! This is BIG news! StaffLink has been servicing Medicaid recipients for nearly 35 years. Our clients and employees live throughout St. Louis City, County, and in Jefferson and St.…

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Family Caregiving Depends On Mothers!

Family Caregiving Depends On Mothers!

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | May 3, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day 2022! Mother’s Day is on May 8th this year. I am a mother. I have been a family caregiver.  I own an agency that provides assistance to family caregivers.  Most of my  agency’s professional caregivers are women, mothers and grandmothers. Mothers and Women Carry the Load With Family Caregivers Mothers across America…

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Six (6) Ways to Help an Aging Veteran Enjoy Memorial Day 2022

Six (6) Ways to Help an Aging Veteran Enjoy Memorial Day 2022

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | May 3, 2022

Memorial Day is on May 30th this year. StaffLink has been providing in-home care and private duty nursing services to veterans for nearly 35 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…

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