Care Options

Care Options

Dealing with serious illness can be uncomfortable, stressful and emotionally draining – not just on you, but on your family as well. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with a serious illness or your illness is progressing, we have resources to help both you and your family.

Family & Caregivers

Family & Caregivers

When you care about someone who is seriously ill, you want the very best care for them. But, you need support, too. We give family, friends and caregivers someone to lean on. We'll be there to keep your loved one comfortable, to care for the whole family and to help enrich your lives.

Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

We want to partner with you to care for your patients at any stage of the disease process. Adding support earlier helps patients live longer and better. Even while pursuing curative therapies, call on us to help you, your patient and their family with transitions in care, from outpatient to hospital, palliative care to hospice, home to long-term care and more.

Our Programs

There's a long list of hospices in Kansas City, but there's only one Kansas City Hospice. Our programs provide comprehensive expert care for all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Hospice

When the focus shifts to comfort instead of treatment, care comes to your home or nursing facility with a plan tailored to your needs, including emotional and spiritual support for the whole family.

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Hospice

Palliative Home Health

When complex needs benefit from a team approach, supportive home care brings the care you need, with 24/7 nurse support for pain, stress and symptoms due to serious illness.

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Palliative Home Health

Advanced Illness Support

Beginning as early as diagnosis and at any stage of serious illness, our nurse practitioners make home visits as needed to help coordinate your care and provide expert pain and symptom management.

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Advanced Illness Support
Hospice House

Hospice House

When symptoms cannot be easily managed at home, two hospice houses provide 24/7 expert care in comfortable home-line settings where family members can be relieved of caregiving duties to focus on loved ones.

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Carousel

Carousel provides palliative and hospice care for perinatal and for babies through young adults with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses, social workers, chaplains and other specialists.

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Carousel
Solace House

Solace House

Our center for grief and healing supports individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal with peer group support from age 3 through adult.

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Why Kansas City Hospice?

The Top Reasons You Should Call Us

1

Not-for-Profit and 37+ Years Experience

Consumer Reports thinks this is the most important point in choosing a hospice!

2

Palliative Home Health Care

A team of palliative experts to begin care if you’re not yet ready for hospice.

3

Two Beautiful Hospice Houses

When care is too complex to be managed at home, Kansas City Hospice House and NorthCare Hospice House provide 24/7 care and comfort.

Testimonials

A tender touch

"Each and every one of the staff provided a tender touch, a warm hug, a conversation without feeling rushed, a smile, and a genuine overall concern for Mom and all of us."


— a patient's daughter

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-01-23T11:51:59+00:00

— a patient's daughter

"Each and every one of the staff provided a tender touch, a warm hug, a conversation without feeling rushed, a smile, and a genuine overall concern for Mom and all of us."

Your help

"I would have been lost without your counsel and help."


— family member

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-01-23T11:56:45+00:00

— family member

"I would have been lost without your counsel and help."

The very best care

"I had never had an experience with hospice until my mother's physician recommended the Kansas City Hospice House to our family. The care given to our mother was the very best. The compassion and kindness by the doctors and nurses helped all of us during this time. We were so relieved that she was there. We were able to have all of the family around her and her grandsons brought over things from her house to make it memorable for us all. I hope that every family who needs it can have this kind of experience and that's why I think people should give their support."


— Scott Westlake

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-01-23T12:03:08+00:00

— Scott Westlake

"I had never had an experience with hospice until my mother's physician recommended the Kansas City Hospice House to our family. The care given to our mother was the very best. The compassion and kindness by the doctors and nurses helped all of us during this time. We were so relieved that she was there. We were able to have all of the family around her and her grandsons brought over things from her house to make it memorable for us all. I hope that every family who needs it can have this kind of experience and that's why I think people should give their support."

I found my calling

"My dad was a hospice patient in 2005 for a month before he passed away. Shortly thereafter, a lifelong friend invited me to assist on a KC Hospice fundraising committee. Today, I'm a full-time volunteer. Could I be any more thankful for this journey? No way, not in a thousand lifetimes. Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is my calling, and I look forward to many more years of service."


— Carol Barnett, volunteer

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-01-23T12:05:50+00:00

— Carol Barnett, volunteer

"My dad was a hospice patient in 2005 for a month before he passed away. Shortly thereafter, a lifelong friend invited me to assist on a KC Hospice fundraising committee. Today, I'm a full-time volunteer. Could I be any more thankful for this journey? No way, not in a thousand lifetimes. Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is my calling, and I look forward to many more years of service."

How could we say no?

"I watched a dear friend go through hospice with her son, and she was inspired with a passion to provide our community with a haven of rest, comfort, peace and expert care. When she asked Larry and me to help build the Kansas City Hospice House, how could we say no? We have been involved ever since, as have our children, and now our grandchildren."


— Beverly Mallin

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-01-23T12:08:09+00:00

— Beverly Mallin

"I watched a dear friend go through hospice with her son, and she was inspired with a passion to provide our community with a haven of rest, comfort, peace and expert care. When she asked Larry and me to help build the Kansas City Hospice House, how could we say no? We have been involved ever since, as have our children, and now our grandchildren."

Pets are part of the family, too

"Carol Barnett is a patient care volunteer who developed a strong connection with a man and his beloved dog, Cheerio. By adopting Cheerio, Carol was able to help the dog owner find peace by knowing when he was gone, Cheerio would go home with Carol."


— Pet Peace of Mind volunteer

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-01-30T11:29:35+00:00

— Pet Peace of Mind volunteer

"Carol Barnett is a patient care volunteer who developed a strong connection with a man and his beloved dog, Cheerio. By adopting Cheerio, Carol was able to help the dog owner find peace by knowing when he was gone, Cheerio would go home with Carol."

It wasn’t scary

"The people who work here made it such a comfortable, warm environment that it wasn't scary."


— Cathy Alpert

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-02-03T16:10:21+00:00

— Cathy Alpert

"The people who work here made it such a comfortable, warm environment that it wasn't scary."

The nurses were like angels

"The nurses were like angels. We were so lucky to have them take care of my mom."


— Karen Bormaster

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-02-03T16:11:27+00:00

— Karen Bormaster

"The nurses were like angels. We were so lucky to have them take care of my mom."

This is a thank you

"This is a thank you - not only to your organization but to all those great nurses who came to our home to care for "M" during his short bout with cancer. All the ladies who came were outstanding, professional, friendly, caring and would go to all measures possible to keep him going and to keep his pain down…You always responded when we needed you, no matter day or night, with supplies, encouragement, advice and comfort. Thank you again, you were all wonderful!"


— family members

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-02-27T13:51:37+00:00

— family members

"This is a thank you - not only to your organization but to all those great nurses who came to our home to care for "M" during his short bout with cancer. All the ladies who came were outstanding, professional, friendly, caring and would go to all measures possible to keep him going and to keep his pain down…You always responded when we needed you, no matter day or night, with supplies, encouragement, advice and comfort. Thank you again, you were all wonderful!"

A wedding at Hospice House

"My mom was not going to be able to attend my wedding because she was at Hospice House. The chaplain offered to marry us here in the chapel so my mom could be with us. Volunteers helped to provide bouquets and cake. I had a wonderful reception in the kitchen area. My mom’s favorite nurse Deanna even attended the service in the chapel and made sure my mom was comfortable. My family was very grateful for the staff and volunteers."

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-02-27T13:54:10+00:00
"My mom was not going to be able to attend my wedding because she was at Hospice House. The chaplain offered to marry us here in the chapel so my mom could be with us. Volunteers helped to provide bouquets and cake. I had a wonderful reception in the kitchen area. My mom’s favorite nurse Deanna even attended the service in the chapel and made sure my mom was comfortable. My family was very grateful for the staff and volunteers."

Gentle care for my mother

"Thank you so much for your exceptional attention and thoughtfulness in the gentle care of my mother. The overwhelming feeling of peace and professionalism is such a comfort for both patient and family. This enables difficult times to become bearable."

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-02-27T13:56:05+00:00
"Thank you so much for your exceptional attention and thoughtfulness in the gentle care of my mother. The overwhelming feeling of peace and professionalism is such a comfort for both patient and family. This enables difficult times to become bearable."

To all the Angels

"All the Angels at Hospice House, thank you for all the compassionate care for my husband and our family as he journeyed to his eternal home two years ago."

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-02-27T13:57:43+00:00
"All the Angels at Hospice House, thank you for all the compassionate care for my husband and our family as he journeyed to his eternal home two years ago."

What a blessing

"What a blessing you guys were. Thanks for your care and guidance!"

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-02-27T13:58:57+00:00
"What a blessing you guys were. Thanks for your care and guidance!"

His life was beautiful

"We are so grateful for your support during my dad’s last days. He was so relieved when we started Hospice. Your compassion and love for my dad made his last week’s dignified. His life was beautiful and so was his death, thanks to you."


— Blue Team Family

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-02-27T14:15:01+00:00

— Blue Team Family

"We are so grateful for your support during my dad’s last days. He was so relieved when we started Hospice. Your compassion and love for my dad made his last week’s dignified. His life was beautiful and so was his death, thanks to you."

Just a phone call away

One of the best things about NorthCare was that they really listened to him and to me and understood what we needed. This made decision making a lot easier for us. Knowing that medical knowledge and support were just a phone call away let me focus on him and his needs.


— from a wife and caregiver

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-07-22T10:42:01+00:00

— from a wife and caregiver

One of the best things about NorthCare was that they really listened to him and to me and understood what we needed. This made decision making a lot easier for us. Knowing that medical knowledge and support were just a phone call away let me focus on him and his needs.

Comfort and peace

It meant so much to us to have our loved one stay at home during her last few days of life and without your staff it wouldn’t have been possible. You gave us comfort and peace knowing she was in good hands with the most compassionate, caring and loving staff that takes their job seriously. We will forever be grateful! Thanks a million!

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-09-16T09:39:40+00:00
It meant so much to us to have our loved one stay at home during her last few days of life and without your staff it wouldn’t have been possible. You gave us comfort and peace knowing she was in good hands with the most compassionate, caring and loving staff that takes their job seriously. We will forever be grateful! Thanks a million!

So Grateful for the Care

You recently cared for my mother… We are so grateful for the care that she received from your wonderful staff and volunteers. Although it was a difficult time for our family, your caring and thoughtful staff was a great source of comfort to all of us. With thanks

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-09-16T09:41:38+00:00
You recently cared for my mother… We are so grateful for the care that she received from your wonderful staff and volunteers. Although it was a difficult time for our family, your caring and thoughtful staff was a great source of comfort to all of us. With thanks

Sincere thanks

We want to extend our sincere thanks to each of you for encouraging us to take our wonderful family trip to California. Your extra effort to have the shower seat and transport chair at the hotel made all the difference in making the trip a success. We hope you know how much Kansas City Hospice means to us. You give us the support and love we need.

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-09-16T09:45:17+00:00
We want to extend our sincere thanks to each of you for encouraging us to take our wonderful family trip to California. Your extra effort to have the shower seat and transport chair at the hotel made all the difference in making the trip a success. We hope you know how much Kansas City Hospice means to us. You give us the support and love we need.

Compassionate Confidence

"I’ll always remember your presence the morning my loved one died. You were the expert in knowing what happened and what to do. Your compassionate confidence guided me through the end moments with my loved one and mine’s 56 years together. When I get my own engine going one of these days, I’ll think of that moment — a quiet one — as a beautiful time."

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
2015-11-05T10:10:30+00:00
"I’ll always remember your presence the morning my loved one died. You were the expert in knowing what happened and what to do. Your compassionate confidence guided me through the end moments with my loved one and mine’s 56 years together. When I get my own engine going one of these days, I’ll think of that moment — a quiet one — as a beautiful time."

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    By Lane Foster, former volunteer and current Volunteer Coordinator - Community Partnerships & Special Events at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care I’ll never forget the day I changed my first diaper. It wasn’t for my own child, or a niece or nephew. It was...

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  • Families Find Comfort at Camp Carousel

    by Lane Foster, Volunteer Coordinator - Community Partnerships & Special Events at Kansas City Hospice Camp Carousel is a weekend camp held each year in September for families who have been affected by the death of someone close to them. It is made possible by Kansas...

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Become a Volunteer

You can make a difference in the lives of people who are facing serious illnesses, their families and the community by volunteering for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. There are many ways to get involved, including office work, helping at one of our hospice houses, visiting in the community, events and much more!

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& Palliative Care

The list of hospices in Kansas City is long, but there’s only one Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care – the KC area’s most experienced hospice with the widest range of programs and services. We offer compassionate care beginning before end of life care is needed with palliative home health care and innovative programs that go far beyond cancer care and hospice at home. We’re glad to help you understand palliative vs hospice care and the Medicare Hospice Benefit, that covers 100% of the cost of care. To learn more, call us at 816.363.2600.  

What is Hospice?

Sunday Night Live

Sunday Night Live a benefit for Kansas City Hospice

Sunday Night Live is a fun, casual evening of live music, food, and drink, and is a signature event of Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care. The event will take place Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City, MO, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Attendees of Sunday Night Live will enjoy open bars and food from the outstanding chefs in Power and Light, including The Bristol, Cleaver & Cork, The Gallery, Kill Devil Club, Leinenkugel’s and McFadden’s Sports Saloon.

Learn More Buy Tickets Become a Sponsor

New this year! Patron Party – hosted in the home of Marny and John Sherman on Thursday, September 20 Wine Pull – Donate $20 and pull a cork to win a bottle of wine worth $20 or more! Spin the Prize Wheel – take a chance for $20 and win a prize valued at $20 and up. This year’s exciting program includes a fire and light show from Flowtricks Entertainment and music from Kansas City Jazz Trio! Plus magic by Tom Burgoon and much, much more! Back Again! The SNL Primetime Raffle features more than a dozen prize packages valued at $1,000 or more – offering travel, sports and dining experiences. Raffle tickets are available regardless of whether you attend Sunday Night Live. You need not be present to win.

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