When it feels like everyone around you is buying cards, writing Father's Day messages on social media or spending time with parents, how do you cope if you're grieving the loss of your dad? Everyone grieves differently and will find different things challenging or comforting. It may be that not all of these suggestions will be helpful for you, but you might find some of them useful.
In the last year, so many people living with terminal conditions haven’t received the care they usually would have. The result is a large number of local people who are all much more ill now, with many sadly needing end-of-life care much sooner. “Hospiscare’s collective response to the pandemic has been the proudest moment of my working life. But we need the help of generous supporters in our local community to keep going.” – Tina Naldrett, Clinical Director and Lead Nurse
“We are quite visible in the community and we have to put PPE on outside the patient’s house before we can go in. A lot of passers-by have witnessed us putting on PPE and plenty of times I have been congratulated or applauded and people have said ‘Well done nurse!’ It makes me feel very proud to be a frontline worker."
“Hospices are amazing places. Just seeing everything that you do for your patients at Hospiscare means so much. John felt safe here.”
“The care and efficiency is second to none. I cannot praise the service we are getting too highly. Action is quick, feedback is prompt and the smiles and concern for both of us is unbelievable. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. You are wonderful.”
“Heart failure isn’t curable, it’s a serious long term condition. But with the support from the Hospiscare Heart2Heart sessions I am not as worried as I was before... I feel reassured with the help I’ve had, and thankfully the medication and advice seems to be working.”
Where we help
Caring in the heart of Devon
We support people across the heart of Devon, from Exeter to Okehampton. And in most of those towns, you’ll find a Hospiscare shop helping us raise vital funds!See our locations