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Emerald Square Senior Living to host FREE community program to offer education
By: Emerald Square Assisted Living
May 5, 2011 - PRLog -- Sitting in the waiting room at the hospital, a mother and daughter discuss how to handle things for a beloved husband and father who is the victim of a sudden, aggressive cancer. The women struggle with decisions about health, business and daily life as the disease drains life from a relatively young grandfather full of life just a couple of weeks ago. The strong patriarch of their family has quickly had his ability to determine the course of his life stolen from him.
Injury, illness and death are not easy subjects to discuss, but planning ahead for life’s “what ifs” is insurance that you can make the decisions about your medical care. More, it is a loving gesture allowing family to avoid the stress of guessing your preferences. Advance directives help the medical community and families during difficult times. Still, many people are nervous about preparing the documents and have questions about what has to be included. Other advance planning is also beneficial, and you can make many decisions about life care at any age. These can include the who, what, when, where and why of care from the moment you begin to need a little help at home to the date of your final life celebration. It’s natural to think more seriously about these issues as our age advances. However, this type of planning may be even more important while we are young. Remember Terry Schiavo?
Emerald Square Senior Living Community invites the community to a life planning event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17th. The evening will feature Annette Prince, LCSW, JD, Director of Palliative Care at OU Medical Center. Mrs. Prince will discuss the ins and outs of advance directives and associated documents. Staff from Senior Resources and Benefits, LLC will be on hand helping prepare those documents at no charge during the evening’s programs. Representatives from Encompass Home Health, Crossroads Hospice and Buchanan Funeral Service will also be available with information about how to plan for those services.  Door prizes and refreshments will be available during the evening. Please call 787-4466 to reserve your seat.

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Emerald Square Senior Living Community provides excellence in residential options for older Oklahomans. Located in far west OKC, Emerald Square is an excellent choice for families in OKC, Bethany, Yukon, and Mustang areas.

Our award winning management team takes great care to ensure that our residents are given options in their meals, their activities and their daily living. Our goal is to provide a loving community where our residents can maintain an active, independent lifestyle as long as possible, respecting our residents’ privacy and working to preserve dignity.

At Emerald Square, we know that the top reasons for choosing assisted living are help remembering medications, maintaining proper nutrition and housekeeping chores. That’s why we include medication administration, a healthy menu with several options, and housekeeping services in our base prices for assisted living. With all of that included, and our great prices, we are the best value in senior living in OKC!
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