About Us

The mission of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by serious illness or by grief. And, our vision is each person in our community is valued from life through death and each family is supported in their grief.

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative care is a 501(c)(3) organization not-for-profit organization.

At Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, we don’t just accept differences—we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our patients and our community. 

Our diversity defines us. It binds us. It makes us great.

What Sets Us Apart

Our Commitment to Kansas City – KC’s original hospice, leader in supportive care at any stage of illness, serving the greater Kansas City area since 1980. Local leadership keeps our focus on caring for our community with expertise and compassion. Unmatched expertise – Our award-winning palliative care experts include board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and five teams of RNs, social workers, chaplains, CNAs, art/music therapists and grief support specialists. Unparalleled volunteers – More than 300 dedicated volunteers work to bring such a breadth of services to patients and families. They assist the care teams, work to grant wishes, provide special services to veterans and even care for pets in times of need.


Kansas City Hospice
A place almost like home – When care is too complicated to take place at home, Kansas City Hospice House™ and NorthCare Hospice House provide a quiet and safe haven for patients and families alike.
Still nonprofit – Our focus is on caring for our community instead of maximizing our bottom line. Our commitment is to care for all ages at all stages of serious illness, making sure the whole family receives support all along the way. (Consumer Reports thinks this is the most important point in choosing a hospice!)
Dedicated care team for children – It takes special skills and special hearts to care for seriously ill children and their families. Carousel Pediatric and Perinatal Team can start working even before birth to make sure whatever time a child has here with us is full of love.

 

 

 

Comprehensive grief and counseling services – In addition to our expert grief support specialists, we offer many ways for youth, individuals and families to find comfort during and after a loss.

  • Solace House is the Midwest’s premier center for grief and healing, supporting individuals and families who’ve 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.
  • Solace House offers counseling for stress, healing from the pain of past trauma, and moving into a healthier lifestyle. Illness, pain, loss, caregiving and aging are some of the transitions that can create emotional challenges.
  • Camp Erin is a day and are weekend grief camps for children and families. It’s a chance to relax and find strength from others experiencing similar pain and loss.
  Kansas City Hospice and Solace House

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is accredited in Kansas and Missouri by the National Association of Jewish Hospice.

 

Grief Support programs are funded by the following, and other supporters:

 

Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Carousel Pediatric Care program is funded by the following, and other supporters:

Kansas City Hospice + Palliative Care – Who We Are from David Moore on Vimeo.

 

KANSAS CITY HOSPICE® is a federally registered trademark of Kansas City Hospice, Inc.

 

Our Programs

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care provides comprehensive, expert care for all ages at all stages of serious illness.

Hospice Care

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 Care

Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is the community clinical site for the University of Kansas Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. We're committed to developing physicians with specialty-level training in caring for patients with serious or terminal illness.

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Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Community-Based Palliative Care

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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Community-Based Palliative Care
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 Pediatric Care

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 Pediatric Care
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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