Caregivers Get Your Booster and Flu Vaccinations Before Holiday Gatherings

Caregivers Get Your Booster and Flu Vaccinations before holiday gatherings

  As we enter the winter holiday season, I recommend that you get your COVID booster and seasonal flu vaccinations before anticipated family and holiday gatherings. Family gatherings have proved to be a leading vector for the spread of the COVID virus. As we wrestle with the more contagious Delta variant and as we are…

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Fifteen (15) Safe Autumn Activities for Family Caregivers in the Delta Driven Pandemic

Fifteen (15) Safe Autumn Activities for Family Caregivers in the Delta-driven Pandemic

There are nearly 70 million family caregivers in America. Family caregiving is an essential part of the fabric of care in America. Caregiving is stressful. Caregiver burnout is very common. As the pandemic extends into our second autumn and with the explosion of the Delta variant, caregiver self-care is more important than ever. Hospitals are…

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Making the Shift from Surviving to Living: Meeting More Than Just the Physical Needs of Our Elders

Making the Shift from Surviving to Living: Meeting More Than Just the Physical Needs of Our Elders

Written By: Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW “I don’t know why my body keeps going. I was ready to die a long time ago.” “It feels like my days are full of nothing more than finding things to do to pass the time.” “This place is pretty, and I have what I need to survive, but…

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Thirty (30) Olympic-Size Feats that Caregivers Perform Daily

Thirty (30) Olympic-Size Feats that Caregivers Perform Daily

Most seniors or persons with disability want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Ninety percent (90%) of seniors and disabled want to “age in place” as they grow older. Eighty percent of seniors believe they will stay in their home for as long as they live. Many will not be able to…

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StaffLink Serves the Bosnian Community

StaffLink Serves the Bosnian Community

StaffLink has served the St. Louis Bosnian community for nearly thirty (30) years. Since the early 1990’s, StaffLink has hired Bosnian immigrants as caregivers to provide home care to elderly immigrants who have moved to St. Louis from Bosnia. The St. Louis Bosnian community is made up of approximately 70,000 persons. St. Louis has the…

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Meet Camelle Gibbs-Prince, Service Coordinator!

Meet Camelle Gibbs-Prince, Service Coordinator!

Camelle has been a Service Coordinator for StaffLink since July 2021. Prior to joining our administrative team as a Service Coordinator, Camelle was a caregiver for StaffLink for six and half years for one client. As a caregiver she really enjoyed giving one-on-one care to her client. She liked being able to to focus all…

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Twenty-one (21) Traveling Tips for Family Caregivers

Twenty-one (21) Traveling Tips for Family Caregivers

  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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