Eight (8) Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Eight (8) Ways to Say “Thank You” to a Caregiver During the Thanksgiving Holiday

“What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday?” You, like millions of other family members across America, may answer this question with, “ I am thankful for our primary family or professional caregiver who helps provide care to our special loved one.” Millions of family caregivers and professional caregivers provide care on a daily basis…

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Terms and Resources to Help Family Caregivers of the Aging in Missouri

Terms and Resources to Help Family Caregivers of the Aging in Missouri

As we or a loved one ages, we are faced with decisions that need to be made. Often, we are confronted with terms that are new to us and don’t know where to begin. Hopefully this brief overview can help clarify some of the terminology and offer practical resources that will link you to needed…

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StaffLink Provides Supplemental Nursing Staffing to St. Louis Area Senior Facilities & Communities

StaffLink Provides Supplemental Nursing Staffing to St. Louis Area Senior Facilities & Communities

In recent months, during the extended COVID pandemic, StaffLink has received increasing requests to provide supplemental nursing staffing to St. Louis long-term care (senior) facilities and communities. During the pandemic senior facilities and communities have experienced challenges in recruiting, hiring, and retaining enough staff to meet the needs of their current residents. Staffing augmentation is…

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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 Donna Neuman, RN, BSN-Client Service Liaison

Donna Neumann RN, BSN-Client Service Liaison

Donna joined StaffLink in March 2019 as our Client Service Liaison and came to StaffLink with over 30 years of clinical, staff education, and sales/marketing experience in the industry. Within the industry she has been employed with home health, hospice, and infusion companies. Since arriving, Donna has been excited about the depth of services that…

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

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

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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