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Kansas City Hospice

Debunking Myths about Hospice

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care In this era of social media, online info, hundreds of cable channels and streaming videos, why is it that myths about hospice and end-of-life care are still so...

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Are you ready for Sunday Night Live?

A few words from Marny and John Sherman, Honorary Chairs, and Kim and Tom Curry, Event Chairs: We are excited to lead this year's Sunday Night Live, Kansas City Hospice's signature event, and ask that you partner with us to...

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Grief Support Children and Adults

When Families Grieve

A safe place for families to grieve & heal When families grieve they face unique challenges helping children understand, cope and heal. Family dynamics can further complicate grief. Plus, if a death is sudden or unexpected, families may have the...

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Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief

  by Melissa Waugh MS, Grief Support Specialist This week marks the first day of summer. Despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer may bring challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for...

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Emergency Preparedness Training at KCH

After completing a major Emergency Preparedness Training project for Kansas City Hospice, Kelli Traylor, LMSW, our Staff Development Specialist was featured on the Caveo Learning Blog. She discussed her approach to employee training and shared some great insights! What tips...

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Fathers Day and Grief

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs at Kansas City Hospice Fathers Day can be a treasured time for a family to celebrate relationships and be together. But, Fathers Day and grief may be complicated for families. It’s not just...

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End of Life care

Restlessness at End of Life

by Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice “You know, dying is something like being born — sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s hard work.” About Restlessness As end of life nears, many people...

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Circle of Lights Photo Essay 2019

On May 21, 2019 our annual Circle of Lights was once again scheduled to light up the Plaza with more than 1,300 luminaries. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had more rain in store. [ebs_row] [ebs_column lg="8" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] [/ebs_column] [ebs_column...

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National Nurses Day

May 6 is National Nurses Day! Each year a week long observance begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Nurses are a special part of the hospice experience, proving expert compassionate care.  Each of our...

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National Drug Take Back Day

by Heather H. Murphy, BS, BSN, RN, Quality and Education Manager, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use...

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