StaffLink Provides RNs & LPNs for Around-the-Clock Private Duty Nursing Care in St. Louis MO Region


Hospice Nurse visiting an elderly male patient

StaffLink has been offering around-the-clock Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) care for nearly 35 years.

Families are frequently told, upon a loved one being discharged from the hospital, that they need “around-the-clock” skilled care. Families are told that their loved one needs to be admitted in a long-term care facility or nursing home for this care.

Around-the-clock nursing care can be provided competently in a patient’s home.

Through the years we have provided around-the-clock (24/7) Registered Nurse (RN) & Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) private duty nursing services to countless infants, adults, and seniors.

Here are a few examples. This list is not all inclusive.

We had an infant who we provided 24/7 in-home Registered Nurses (RNs), who resided in Franklin County 30 years ago. She was on a ventilator. I still remember her first name.

We provided around-the-clock Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to a younger gentleman in Perryville, MO who lived with his devoted wife. He had been injured on the job and was bed-ridden.

We provided around-the-clock Registered Nurses (RNs) to a former police officer injured on the job for a six-year period. He had a challenging personality and a reputation for running off nurses within a few days or weeks. And for turning over agencies every few months. He was a paraplegic.  Our nurses would actually go hunting with him in the early morning hours during deer hunting season.

We provided around-the-clock nursing care to an elderly executive who resided in a penthouse in CWE. His health was declining, and he was quiet frail. On more than one occasion our nurses flew on his private plane with the family to Florida for vacation.

All of the above are examples of around-the-clock (24/7) skilled care having been provided competently in the patient’s home.

We currently have an urgent need now for Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to provided in-home support to an elderly client receiving hospice care in their home.  He lives in an assisted living community in West County. Until a recent accident he was living fairly independently.

For more information on how to apply, click here, or please call our office at 314-997-8833.

For information on how to secure competent around-the-clock, 24/7, skilled private duty nursing services for a loved one, call our office and ask to speak with our social worker.

Around-the-clock, skilled private duty nursing services are not covered by Medicare. As demonstrated in the above stories, workman’s compensation might pay for the care of persons seriously injured on their job. Or in the case of the infant, who we cared for in Franklin County, the father’s employer provided insurance covered her care.

Private duty is usually paid for out of pocket directly by the client. Hence the term “private”.  If a client has a long-term care insurance policy, it may pay for a portion of these services. On a rare occasion, the term “private duty services” is used in Missouri to describe services covered by some public funding sources, such a Medicaid for special needs children and clients.


Gretchen Curry, MSPH