Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma February 2020 - Page 12

Healthy Living in Edmond Reaching hearts and spirits during difficult times BY TOM FINK | PHOTOS PROVIDED P art of every journey is the end, and this includes the journey of life. At Emerald Hospice, compassionate caregivers understand that, even though one’s days may be limited, that doesn’t mean the value and quality of those days deserves anything less than comfort, support, dignity and understanding. “It’s our mission to offer the highest quality end of life care for our patients and support for their families,” said Lindsay Wilkey, Emerald Hospice. “Our care is administered with the belief that our patients aren’t dying, but rather, living with a terminal diagnosis and, 12 February 2020 | The Business Times as such, we focus on the quality of every single moment of their life.” With locations in Stroud, Wagoner and Edmond, Emerald Hospice’s care reaches a 50-mile radius from each location, but more importantly, Emerald Hospice’s care reaches the hearts and spirits of those with a terminal diagnosis, their family, and their friends. “Our (hospice) professionals include a medical director, who works with the patient’s physician, nurses who regularly make visits to the patient, and hospice aides who supplement the care provided by the nurses,” Wilkey said. “Families in need of our services are often Lindsay Wilkey