when you need
As well as offering specialist nursing care in our patients' own homes, the Charity provides additional services to help
both patients and their carers;
The following services are available at our Highview Gardens Centre:-
At Hospiscare we recognise that serious illness can affect many areas of people's lives, and can
lead to a wide range of emotions. Occasionally these emotions might lead to struggles with
anxiety or depression. We offer a type of psychological therapy called Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy (CBT) to assist people with their emotional difficulties. This is provided by one of our
Hospiscare Clinical Nurse Specialists, who is also a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist -
sessions can be at either the Hospice, our Highview Gardens Centre or if needed at the
person's home. The aim is to work with patients to understand their current emotions and to
identify strategies which may assist them to regain some quality of life and overcome their
Supporting people close to a patient is very important to us, and our trained bereavement team of staff and volunteers are here to help family
and carers when someone dies. where you can meet others who are going through a similar experience of sadness and readjustment in an
informal way over a cup of tea or coffee.
Patients and the people who care for them can be referred for complementary therapy.
Six free treatments are provided for patients and three for carers.
We also provide therapy when someone is bereaved.
Complementary therapies are used to help relieve stress, aid relaxation and to promote a sense
of well being and sometimes to assist with symptom control.
All our therapists are professionally qualified and provide therapy either at home, at Highview
Gardens, in hospital, at Day Care or in the In Patient Unit at the hospice, and at residential or
nursing homes. Treatments include Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage and
CARERS SUPPORT GROUP
Our Carers' Support Group meets on the fourth Friday of every month. The group gives you the
chance to meet other carers, time to talk to a member of staff and share any concerns you may
have - and a little time for yourself. We have Susie, the Complementary Therapist, who is at hand
as well as volunteers who make a wonderful cuppa. We have speakers on a range of topics, which
gives us plenty to think and chat about - exchanging thoughts and ideas.
| Exmouth & Lympstone Hospiscare
|"Caring in the community
- for over 25 years"