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Meet the Team, Mindy Jones

We can’t change aging or cure catastrophic illnesses, but we can make the journey easier and provide peace of mind to our clients. When I see how our families are impacted by our care, this is the reward and reason for PyxisCare.

–Mindy Jones, PyxisCare Management Founding Principal, MS, MBA, CSA

Mindy Jones, Founding Principal of PyxisCare Management, created the company after seeing a gap in how families and individuals navigate our complex healthcare system. Learn more about what inspired her to create the PyxisCare concept.

Tell us about yourself. I grew up in a military family, was born in Germany and attended eight different schools across the US and abroad. Despite the challenges of growing up in the military and being the new kid on the block, I experienced a global, diverse world that taught me to think outside the box. From a young age I excelled in science, and earned a biology degree from Indiana University, and then a Masters in Horticulture Studies from Purdue University.  Later I earned an MBA from UT Dallas.

After college I worked as a florist, a chemist, and in a greenhouse. I loved using my horticulture degree, but my entrepreneurial spirit drove me to a career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing management. Through this experience of learning more about the wide range of complex medical needs, I knew I would someday own and operate a company that helped people manage their healthcare experience.

Being involved in my community is important to me and to the culture of our team. I serve on the board of Texas Wall Street Women and the Timberview High School Band Booster Club. I am the fundraising chair for two Scout troops and I teach Bible study at our church.

How did PyxisCare get started?  I was fortunate to live close to my grandparents while pursuing my master’s degree at Purdue, and I spent time helping them navigate a health care system none of us understood. They were part of the Greatest Generation; my grandfather served in World War II.  I researched how they could best utilize our complex Medicare system. What does it cover?  How does it work? This experience planted the seeds for PyxisCare.

After this and my pharmaceutical experience, I felt called to create a business that could help people like my grandparents.  I noticed a gap in our complicated health care system. Frustrated patients and families struggle to figure out where and how to get the care they need. Our current system does not take a holistic approach to care, meaning it doesn’t consider financials, family, spirituality, and emotional health. This inspired me create a business model that would bridge these gaps.

It was important that PyxisCare would hire only the most qualified team. Nurses make the best consultants and are the most trusted professionals. The understand the emotional challenges and they also understand the complexity of healthcare coverage. The first nurse I hired came from a strong psychiatric hospital background, with a long career caring for patients with mental health challenges and brain injuries.  At PyxisCare, she impacted so many patients and their families, meeting them where they were with compassion and grace. It was inspiring and I continued to be awed by this work.

The purpose of PyxisCare from the beginning was to investigate, assess, and determine the needs of our clients’ and then craft a plan of action to help them.  What do I need to do to assist? Where are the best resources on behalf of this client? Our care is patient-centric, patient-driven and unique to each client.

What are your responsibilities at PyxisCare?  As the chief brand ambassador, I oversee all facets of our company from clinical expertise and integrated care coordination to recruiting and business development. I communicate daily with existing stakeholders, collaborators and potential resources on behalf of our clients.  We provide the highest level of service and expertise to help our clients so they can find best healthcare solutions for themselves and their loved ones.  This is why PyxisCare exists. I am passionate about this and have published papers on the topic of lack of preventative care and how it negatively affects care costs and overall health outcome. 

What is the most important change you’ve seen in the industry?  The healthcare industry has changed and costs have soared beyond imagination. This has affected not just individuals but companies large and small. A few years ago, PyxisCare expanded to support companies and their leaders with strategic health plan management and with onsite care coordination through our Personal Health Nurses.  Developing these programs with CEOs, CFOs or COOs has been transformative for the companies and also for my team. We have been fortunate to be on the leading edge of innovation, problem-solving and compassion that helps recruit, retain and preserve profits.

What brings you joy about leading PyxisCare?  We often meet our clients at an important inflection point: individual clients when they are at their most vulnerable, and our corporate clients when they are making strategic decisions that affect people and profits. This is a huge responsibility that I take seriously.

A business must make money, but what motivates me every day is working for a company that creates jobs, impacts change, and compassionately serves people where they are.  Seniors and people struggling with mental health and debilitating illnesses can’t advocate for themselves. Our team listens to their struggles, and we involve family members to advocate and support them. Our employees comfort, build trust and serve families and individuals struggling to cope with serious medical challenges. Our magic is in the customer service we bring to families.

We can’t change aging or cure catastrophic illnesses, but we can make the journey easier and provide peace of mind to our clients. Our corporate clients see financial and organizational benefits; it’s hugely satisfying to help a small or mid-sized company support their workforce and become more profitable.

But what sparks our joy is still the personal impact we have on people.  This is what makes PyxisCare special.

 

Honoring Our Heritage and Our Heroes

Honoring our Heritage and our Heroes

In a business world that moves fast, we don’t often take time to reflect. But May and June are a time to remember. In May, we remember our nurses for Nurses’ Week, the women in our lives for Mother’s Day and the heroes who died in active military service for Memorial Day. In June, Father’s Day and Juneteenth give us even more to celebrate, and more to consider when we think about our heritage, our families, our heroes and our freedoms.

“Hallmark” Holidays

If you’re fortunate enough to have had a mother, father or any loved one help you through life, then you know the importance of being nurtured and cared for. Many of our clients are aging parents and it is an honor to be a part of their care continuum, coming alongside family to ensure that care comes full circle as needs change. Parents caring for disabled children make Mother’s Days and Father’s Days even more important to us at PyxisCare.  These so-called “Hallmark” holidays take on different meaning when life throws a curveball.

A History of Service

My family has a history of military service and I grew up overseas on military bases. We had everyday reminders of our duties as members of a community that protects and sacrifices. It’s not a lifestyle for everyone, and I’m grateful for the experience.  It reminds me that service – military or not – is an important value and shapes our society. Especiallly this Memorial Day, we remember those who have been lost protecting our freedoms so that the rest of us can be entrepreneurs, builders, learners and whatever we choose.

Nurse’s Week in May – Is 7 Days Enough?

Nurse’s Week, May 6 – 12, was created to honor the most famous of nurses – Florence Nightingale, who set the standard for compassionate care. PyxisCare is built on the expertise of nurses and health care veterans.  The past few years have been hard on these outstanding medical workers – I’ve written extensively on nurse burnout and what happens when you fail to care for the caregivers. Today, I’ll just say THANK YOU.

Each year during this week, our team spends quality social time together, celebrating and recognizing the compassionate work that’s been done to help clients through some very dark days. Of course, it’s not all grim – we do wellness planning and benefits evaluations as part of our strategic health plan management for companies.  But, when all is said and done, we’ve delivered a service that is purpose-driven and has improved a company’s bottom line, but more importantly – a life.

Does remembering all these people and holidays help us serve our clients with compassion and heart?  You bet it does. 

MEET THE TEAM, Cassie H.

“When I was an oncology nurse, I always worried about my patients after they left the hospital and wondered how they would deal with all the complex questions and decisions coming their way. Who would help them and their families? How would they manage?  Above all, PyxisCare is in the business of helping people and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

–Cassie H., PyxisCare Director of Business Development

In nursing school, I learned how to take care of people with complex medical challenges in a clinical setting.  As an oncology nurse, every day I learned more about what was needed to help patients and families, well beyond their medical needs.  I worried about how these families would take care of their loved ones once they came home – not just medically – but financially and emotionally. Because for most, the medical part of the journey is the first step, but the need for care, expertise and knowledge continues forever.

In addition to my nursing degree, I put my business degree to use, and have been able to expand my expertise in the medical field, working in management, sales and marketing.

Today, as the Director of Business Development for PyxisCare Management, I can contribute to a small company with a big mission. My clinical background, my understanding of the range of needs that our clients have, plus a desire to build relationships allows me to bring everything to my work.

When I heard about PyxisCare, I thought about my grandfather who passed away a few years ago and what this sort of support would have meant for my family.  I was hundreds of miles away from my family and couldn’t help them on a day to day basis; they had so much information coming at them that they needed help making good decisions regarding benefits and next steps.  I was working and wasn’t available as much as I wanted to be.

So, I’ve seen and felt the stress of dealing with difficulty and pain, while also trying to plan ahead in an unknown situation. The families we work with are often tired; our team comes in and it’s like a weight has been lifted off their shoulders.  When I see their visible relief, that’s the most gratifying moment of all.

PyxisCare Management Names Cassie Hopkins Director of Business Development

Hopkins’ promotion follows announcement of Texas expansion

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS, (MAY 4, 2022) PyxisCare Management, a healthcare navigation and care coordination company based in Dallas/Fort Worth today announced Cassie Hopkins as the new Director of Business Development.  This announcement follows news of PyxisCare’s expansion in key markets across Texas.

Ms. Hopkins was most recently PyxisCare’s Relationship Manager, where she provided the highest level of customer service and cultivated client relationships.  In this newly created role, Cassie is tasked with sustaining and expanding customer relationships and helping design services that improve their quality of life. In addition, she will manage a team of relationship managers to serve individual and corporate clients.

“Cassie has been instrumental in helping to grow PyxisCare’s reputation for dedicated client partnership and also for growing our client base,” said Mindy Jones, Founding Principal and CEO of PyxisCare.  “Her training as a nurse is a key component of her ability to relate to our clients and to understand their clinical and emotional needs.  Cassie reflects our values of hiring the most qualified and compassionate people and challenging them to excel for our clients.”

“I am incredibly excited to continue to propel PyxisCare forward in this new role,” enthused Cassie Hopkins, PyxisCare’s Director of Business Development. “It’s gratifying to build relationships and programs that result in helping people. It’s what inspires me every day and I’m proud to be part of this caring team.  Our expansion means we will have more talented nurse client advocates, relationship managers and client service coordinators to serve more markets.”

To learn more about Cassie Hopkins, view her bio on the PyxisCare website at https://pyxiscare.com/meet-the-team-cassie-h/. 

About PyxisCare Management

PyxisCare Management was established to help clients manage complex and highly fragmented systems to improve quality of life for people.  To learn more about how PyxisCare supports individuals, go to pyxiscare.com/client-stories/. To learn more about how PyxisCare partners with companies to reduce costs and support employees, read about strategic health plan management through the Corporate Innovations division at pyxiscare.com/strategic-health-plan-management/.

MEET THE TEAM, Kristina W.

Facing a medical crisis requires proactive planning, compassion, and fast-paced decision-making. The PyxisCare team makes this process as stress free as possible. I am grateful that I can add value to the team and make a genuine difference in people’s lives.”

–Kristina W., Relationship Manager

Tell us about your role at PyxisCare.  

As PyxisCare’s newest Relationship Manager, I engage with and support key clients and potential clients on the value of PyxisCare. Through building and maintaining professional relationships with individual and corporate clients, we can best understand what’s needed so that PyxisCare can better serve our clients and families.

In my position I listen to customers, assess their needs and work closely with a nurse client advocate.  As a team, we become their expert healthcare navigation partners.

Tell us about your experience that brought you to PyxisCare.

I graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Communications and emphasis in Marketing. Prior to joining PyxisCare I worked in financial management, inspired clients as a personal fitness trainer, took care of my family as a stay-at-home parent, and served as a community liaison at hospice care facilities.

Working in hospice was especially meaningful because the main goal of hospice is to help a loved one stay in place, maintaining dignity and quality of life. As a hospice liaison, I provided support for families and loved ones as they transitioned to end of life.  I saw firsthand the emotional toll coordination of care can have on loved ones.  The PyxisCare team sees the big picture, and cares holistically for the entire family from beginning of life to end of life. I’m excited to be a part of the PyxisCare team.

How does your position work with other staff members at PyxisCare?

I have witnessed the PyxisCare team alleviate the stress of a family member seeking care for a dying loved one, and support parents of a newborn with a fragile medical condition. Working with community partners will only strengthen our team’s ability to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of our clients. As a manager I look at all angles of a client’s needs and I put together the right team to ensure they are getting top care.

 What unique skills do you bring to PyxisCare?

My experience listening, assessing, serving, and caring for others translates well into my role at PyxisCare. For example, as a personal trainer, I listened to my clients, assessed their situation, and provided a plan to help meet their short- and long-term goals. I also loved serving and seeing positive results working in finance and making a difference in people’s lives as a as a hospice liaison.

Facing a medical crisis requires proactive planning, compassion, and fast-paced decision-making. The PyxisCare team makes this process as stress free as possible. I am grateful that I can add value to the team and make a genuine difference in people’s lives.

PYXISCARE MANAGEMENT EXPANDS HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION SERVICES IN KEY TEXAS MARKETS

Demand for Individual and Corporate Care Coordination Services Rises in Response to Escalating Health Care Costs

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS, (APRIL 18, 2022) PyxisCare Management, a healthcare navigation and care coordination company based in Dallas/Fort Worth is pleased to announce further expansion in the Houston, San Antonio and Austin markets. PyxisCare will continue its management of complex healthcare challenges for clients and corporate partners with the addition of key hires to augment their team of nurse client advocates (NCA), personal health nurses (PHN), relationship managers and client service coordinators (CSC).

Saadia Jones, a nurse client advocate, will expand PyxisCare’s existing service in the San Antonio/Austin area. Alex Hall, a client service coordinator and Yolanda Rhodes, a nurse client advocate will add to the team serving the Houston area. Additionally, relationship manager Kristina West will focus on building relationships with and educating key partners on the value PyxisCare’s unique client services. Based in Fort Worth, Kristina will serve clients across the region.

“Each of these team members brings trusted clinical experience and integrated care coordination expertise to help clients find the best health and wellness solutions,” said Mindy Jones, Founding Principal and CEO of PyxisCare. “These professionals illustrate the values that make PyxisCare special; we are a people company first and foremost. We hire nurses who understand the full spectrum of clinical complexity and support our clients with caring and experienced coordinators who consider medical, emotional, financial, legal and environmental factors with every interaction.”

“I speak with CEOs and COO’s of small and mid-sized businesses almost daily – wondering how they can care for their workforce AND stabilize skyrocketing insurance costs. There is a way to achieve both,” she added. “Expanding our team means more families and businesses will benefit from PyxisCare’s solutions.”

Escalating Healthcare Costs and Industry Complexity

The complexity of healthcare delivery and healthcare costs in the United States have been increasing at an alarming rate. Costs have been rising steadily since the 1960’s, when the average spending was $147 per person for healthcare. By 2019, healthcare expenditure per person averaged $11,582. (Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Expenditures Data, March 2020)

While US health care costs continue to rise and the US spends more on healthcare costs per person than other wealthy countries, our health outcomes do not reflect this. In fact, the US performs worse on health indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and unmanaged diabetes compared to other developed countries. Individuals and families are requiring increased support to navigate basic services, chronic conditions and emergent issues management.

Corporations large and small are managing today’s conditions on an even broader scale with compounded benefits costs, a reduced workforce, pressure on earnings and greater need to ensure the safety and continuity of their employees and products.

PyxisCare Management was established to help clients manage complex and highly fragmented systems to improve quality of life for people. To learn more about how PyxisCare supports individuals, go to pyxiscare.com/client-stories/. To learn more about how PyxisCare partners with companies to reduce costs and support employees, read about strategic health plan management through the Corporate Innovations division at pyxiscare.com/strategic-health-plan-management/.

 

About PyxisCare Management

The PyxisCare concept began in 2010 and was established as PyxisCare Management in 2013. The company is based in Dallas/Fort Worth with offices throughout Texas, and clients in several states. PyxisCare is a highly personalized and confidential healthcare navigation and care coordination service that ensures individual, fiduciary and corporate clients have peace of mind and are prepared to manage healthcare utilization, proactive wellness and acute care intervention. The company expanded into corporate support by providing on-site personal health nurses at high benefits utilization worksites, in support of employee wellness and resulting in lowered medical costs for employers. The company is privately owned and operates with the guidance of a Board of Directors. For more information, visit us at www.pyxiscare.com.

PyxisCare Launches Strategic Health Plan Management

Corporate Advising Service Improves Access to Healthcare Services

and Reduces Costs with Custom Solutions

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas, July 31, 2020 – PyxisCare Management, a leader in personalized care coordination for mid-sized companies, individuals and families with complex care needs, announced today the launch of Strategic Health Plan Management, a new offering for corporate clients.

Strategic Health Plan Management (SHPM) is a natural extension of the growth of PyxisCare’s services for corporate and organizational clients. The SHPM solution uses data and years of care management experience to empower companies to take better care of their employees by:

1) improving access to and satisfaction with health and wellness providers and services

2) stabilizing and reducing skyrocketing healthcare services and benefits costs over time, and

3) helping ensure business continuity with custom solutions to address disruptive and potentially devastating health challenges, like COVID-19.

“Today’s market demands innovative approaches to health plan management for companies of all sizes, and specifically small and mid-sized companies. They often bear huge benefits costs without the resources to take full advantage of the coverage they have invested in,” said Mindy Jones, founder and Chief Executive Officer of PyxisCare Management.

“Healthcare providers and services can be difficult to navigate and negotiate. Our nurses and our administration have for years been advising clients on how to maximize healthcare benefit usage, reduce costs, and most importantly, improve health. Now, we’re pairing strategic leadership advising with the work of our talented and compassionate nurses as on-site partners to our corporate clients.”

PyxisCare has long differentiated its services from other care coordination companies by ensuring that every care team is led by a Registered Nurse (RN). These care teams may also include care coordinators, staff support and a business partner. The SHPM model established Personal Health Nurses, who are fully dedicated on-site nurses providing care coordination and real-time support for employees requiring assistance with benefits utilization.

Compassion is at the heart of PyxisCare’s operations, but data drives the strategy and ability to make substantial change, in partnership with clients. In collaboration with Dallas-based Saville, Dodgen & Company PLLC, experts in accounting, tax, estate planning and audit, benefits experts examine utilization trends and leverage insights to enable strategic changes to improve your business.

“We want to transform the way your company utilizes healthcare services and benefits, the employee experience and ultimately, improve both corporate and individual wellness, while saving the company and the employee significant expense,” said John Winslow, Chairman of PyxisCare Management’s Board of Directors. “Strategic Health Plan Management is a natural extension of PyxisCare’s intelligent approach to working with people and with complex situations. This is the right response to market demand for change.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Mindy Jones at advocacy@pyxiscare.com or 888.877.5874.

About PyxisCare Management

PyxisCare Management is a highly personalized and confidential healthcare navigation and care coordination service that ensures individual, fiduciary and corporate clients have peace of mind and are prepared for the future in matters of health, wellness and acute care intervention. The corporate concept was developed in 2010, and the care coordination company was established as in 2013. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, PyxisCare has offices throughout Texas and clients in several states. The company is privately owned and operated under the guidance of a Board of Directors. For more information, visit us at www.pyxiscare.com.

Meet the Team, Alexandria H.

“I care deeply and work hard to understand each situation a PyxisCare family faces. My gift of empathy allows me to find solutions as if our clients are my own family.”

 –Alexandria H., Client Service Coordinator

Alexandria Hall’s love and devotion to her grandmother inspires the heart of her role in serving PyxisCare clients. Hall, the new client service coordinator for the Houston area, grew up watching her family lovingly care for her grandmother, who suffered with diabetes complications. She brings this same attention and commitment to serving PyxisCare Management’s clients.

Tell us about your background.

I have a bachelor’s degree in health administration, and I started my career as a Certified Nurse Assistant. I quickly learned that I have a passion for working with people struggling with mental health disorders. I worked in a home setting taking care of patients who could not care for themselves because of a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis. One patient, for example, had the mindset of a two-year-old due to a traumatic brain injury. Other patients could not get out of bed or feed themselves. In another position I worked with people who struggled with mental illness and functioning successfully in the world. Many of our clients were homeless. One patient lived in the woods, and we worked to help him in many ways.

As a child I regularly visited my grandmother in her nursing home. Once a charismatic matriarch of the family, her legs had been amputated, and she couldn’t talk or see well. Her kids would come to the nursing home, brush her hair, and make sure she was getting the care she deserved. This experience gave me my love for serving and caring for others.

Tell us about your position at PyxisCare.

As a client service coordinator, I work with our clients and Nurse Client Advocates (NCAs) to find out what services are needed, and I do the research and legwork to get it done. The nurses on our team help organize clinical care, and I support them with everything from finding temporary housing for a family seeking medical care in another state, to researching home caregiver options.

How does your position work with other staff members at PyxisCare?

My position provides resources and support to nurses so they can focus on clinical coordination and wholistic health. In our unique roles, we work as a team to serve our families. It’s important that we communicate well with each other, and our leader Mindy encourages a culture of openness and transparency. I appreciate that other team members have been open and receptive to my questions and feedback.

What unique skills do you bring to PyxisCare?

I care deeply and work hard to understand each situation a PyxisCare family faces. My gift of empathy allows me to find solutions as if our clients are my own family. I also bring experience working with people facing mental health challenges. Mental and physical health are deeply connected. If you’re struggling with your physical health, it affects your mental health, and if your mental health is down, it’s hard to take care of your physical health. They need to be balanced. At PyxisCare I strive care for and find resources that support our clients physically and emotionally. Working with others helps my mental health too. I find joy in helping people and making sure their everyday lives are better.

INVESTING IN PEOPLE

Demand for individual and corporate care coordination services is on the rise in response to escalating health care costs.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise – we have all felt inflation and rising healthcare costs hit our wallets. Our clients and our companies depend on PyxisCare for competent, caring and often cost-saving healthcare navigation and care coordination.

The way we do this is through people – experts in their fields who care about your health, your budget and your well-being. I am very pleased to announce that we’ve expanded again and have hired even more extraordinary nurse client advocates (NCA), personal health nurses (PHN), relationship managers and client service coordinators (CSC) to serve clients.

MEET THE TEAM

Saadia J., a nurse client advocate, will expand PyxisCare’s existing service in the San Antonio/Austin area. Alex H., a client service coordinator and Yolanda R., a nurse client advocate will add to the team serving the Houston area. Additionally, Kristina W., a relationship manager, will focus on building relationships with and educating key partners on the value PyxisCare’s unique client services; Kristina will serve clients across the region.

Each of these team members brings trusted clinical experience and integrated care coordination expertise to help clients find the best health and wellness solutions. These professionals illustrate the values that make PyxisCare special; we are a people company first and foremost. Unlike other companies who hire non-clinical staff, we hire NURSES who understand the full spectrum of clinical complexity and support our clients with caring and experienced coordinators who consider medical, emotional, financial, legal and environmental factors with every interaction.

 Escalating Healthcare Costs and Industry Complexity

I speak with CEOs and COO’s of small and mid-sized businesses almost daily – wondering how they can care for their workforce AND stabilize skyrocketing insurance costs. There is a way to achieve both. Expanding our team means more families and businesses will benefit from PyxisCare’s solutions.

The complexity of healthcare delivery and healthcare costs in the United States have been increasing at an alarming rate. Costs have been rising steadily since the 1960’s, when the average spending was $147 per person for healthcare. By 2019, healthcare expenditure per person averaged $11,582. (Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Expenditures Data, March 2020)

While US health care costs continue to rise and the US spends more on healthcare costs per person than other wealthy countries, our health outcomes do not reflect this. In fact, the US performs worse on health indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and unmanaged diabetes compared to other developed countries.  Individuals and families are requiring increased support to navigate basic services, chronic conditions and emergent issues management.

This may all sound grim, but I promise you it’s not. There are solutions for your unique situation.  And now we have even more amazing PyxisCare people to help you find them.   

Mindy

You’re Surrounded: Why Your Environment Matters

It’s true – your environment has you surrounded, in every way.  When I think about my environment – or a client’s – I think about it in concentric circles. A person’s immediate surroundings may seem to have the most impact. Is the air you breathe safe? Does the climate suit you? Do you have access to healthy foods?

How about your desk at work, or the ventilation system in your building? During the height of the pandemic did you wonder if going into the office was going to land you in the hospital? Obviously, a pandemic will make you think differently about everything, especially your immediate surroundings.

For Some, the Most Important Aspect

For these reasons and more, Environment is one of the most important aspects of a person’s holistic health. When I established PyxisCare more than 12 years ago, as a woman-owned business, I knew Environment played a large part in our health.  The years have taught me and my team of nurses that Environment is even more important than we originally thought. We have retrofitted dozens of homes to accommodate a range of disabilities from sight impairments to mobility challenges.   We have removed trip hazards and other impediments to help clients age in place.

As we’ve expanded into onboarding more corporate and business clients, this is a key tenet of how they support employees, manage insurance costs and protect business continuity by keeping team members both happy and healthy. As employers compete in a new economy, they must make their environments not just acceptable, but desirable.

Make it Yours

There is a softer side of environmental safety – environmental comfort. Have you thought of the things that will make you happy in your environment? Safety is the minimum requirement, but comfort is part of the aspect that you can’t afford to overlook.   A recent client wanted a yoga and meditation area for herself as the caregiver.  With all of the significant alterations made to her home for her husband’s health challenges, she also deserved a nook just for her mental health.

Physical and mental challenges can be difficult to overcome alone. Sometimes healing starts with just looking at your surroundings and beginning your journey. Right. There.

Mindy