As each of us navigates our personal needs during the coronavirus pandemic, we at PyxisCare honor those serving in a fiduciary role who have the responsibility for making wise decisions on behalf of their clients. Partnering with fiduciaries for client care management is one of our essential missions, and we know that those professionals may be feeling extra stress in these days. Psycho-social care, in fact, is one of the five aspects of the PyxisCare Management model. Our team members also provide support to address medical environmental, legal and financial needs for clients. We’ll do a deeper dive into those topics in future weeks.
Throughout this current situation, please know that we:
- Are in touch with each PyxisCare client and are monitoring their needs.
- We are staying in touch with the various organizations and providers that serve our clients.
- We will keep lines of communication open if any care needs change.
PyxisCare is able to respond with additional resources and providers if a client’s situation changes.
Thinking of our fiduciary colleagues, the CDC offers some clear guidance on the impact of stress and says coping with tense times can make you, the people you care about and your community stronger. Be aware of these tell-tale signs:
- Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
- Changes in sleep or eating patterns
- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
- Worsening of chronic health problems
- Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
How to support yourself
- Take breaks from news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can wear on you.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.
For more information, see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html