Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma February 2020 - Page 13
H. O. S. P. I. C. E.
H elping O thers S imply P ass I nto C alm E ternity
confused, feel lost, and are hurting and grieving because of the
situations in which they find themselves, but even though the
situations are difficult, we’re available to help them ease and
transition every step of the way.”
Chaplains also are on staff, to offer spiritual and
bereavement support and counsel patients and families, as well
as caregivers including hospice staff and volunteers as needed,
acknowledging their beliefs, culture and values with respect to
life’s meaning, including a focus on the suffering and loss.
Emerald Hospice staff provides expert care and education to
patients and their families. They are compliant with the latest
safety precaution measures and infection control standards, and
they offer personal, individualized care specific to each person
while being sensitive to their needs.
Bereavement services also are provided to the surviving
family members and friends, with caregivers available to assist
in finding productive outlets for the emotional needs which
may accompany the loss of a loved one.
For Wilkey, Emerald Hospice’s work isn’t just its job, it’s its
“We’re in a unique position — we see families whose lives
are at a difficult crossroads, who are likely hurting as much
emotionally or spiritually as the family member who has the
terminal diagnosis is hurting physically,” she said. “Our patients
know they’re not alone, as our nurses who visit them get to
know them, they get to know their situation, and they listen.
“Sometimes, they pray with them, but always they are
advocates for the patient, offering them dignity, comfort and
compassion every step of the way.”
Emerald Hospice is one of a small number of Oklahoma
hospices which has achieved Joint Commission and CHAP
accreditation. They are active members of the National Hospice
and Palliative Care Organization and are actively involved in
Emerald Hospice has been a part of events such as The
Walk to End Alzheimer’s and other community events to raise
awareness and education to the public about various terminal
illnesses and the benefit of hospice.
“We also provide educational services to senior groups,
churches, nursing facilities, assisted living centers, and other
organizations and groups,” Wilkey said. “Further, we bring our
programs to many area nursing, assisted living and independent
living facilities on a monthly basis in an effort to reach as many
people as possible with our ministry — hospice.”
For more information about Emerald Hospice in Edmond,
call 405-285-8787 or toll free at 855-225-9876, or visit them
in person at 925 NW 164th Street, suite B.
Our care is administered with the
belief that our patients aren’t
dying, but rather, living with a
terminal diagnosis and, as such,
we focus on the quality of every
single moment of their life.
— Lindsay Wilkey
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February 2020 | The Business Times