May 7, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has everyone feeling more anxious, concerned, overwhelmed, and scared. It’s no wonder why - not only is this an unprecedented time, but it is also a time when turning on the television can be a scary thing. Sad statistics and changing information are enough to make anyone feel worried, including the clients you serve.
The clients you serve are feeling like the rest of us - worried and overwhelmed. However, they could also be feeling even more scared because they are in an age group that is at a higher risk of serious complications from the coronavirus. Can you imagine feeling scared most of the day for the past month? Your clients could be feeling this way.
In addition to feeling scared, your clients could be feeling lonely and sad. Due to social distancing guidelines, their family members, neighbors, and friends may not be stopping by for regular visits. This can make for an especially lonely and isolated day.
Finally, your clients may be feeling confused. There are so many pieces of information about coronavirus out in the world, from television reports to online articles to word-of-mouth information passed from one person to the next, it is easy to hear contradicting bits of information. Your clients, already feeling worried, are now hearing information from unreliable sources. It’s not good for their mental or physical health.
Fortunately, you have the chance to ease the worries of your clients while you are in their homes serving them. Here are some easy ways to create a feeling of peace and calm while you are with them:
Adding small bright spots throughout the day, along with creating new traditions to enjoy with your client, will help you both feel better during your time together. We know you are doing your very best to serve your clients and keep them feeling emotionally strong.
Keep up the good work!
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