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 qulity of life and overcome their current problems.
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.
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 Reflexology.
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.
We can provide personal 'one to one' support but we also hold a monthly 'drop-in' session on the third Tuesday of every month, between 2pm and 3.30pm, 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.