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Honoring our Veterans

By Paul Weddle, KCH COO [CW: War] This week our country will, as we do every November 11th, celebrate Veterans Day by honoring the many women and men who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Started in 1919, 102...

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Kansas City Hospice

Making Final Arrangements

Guest Blog Making final arrangements for a terminally-ill loved one by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice No one wants to make arrangements for the death of a terminally-ill friend or family member. It’s painful to think about any...

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Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care

Effective Communication in Hospice & Palliative Care

By Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Effective communication in hospice and palliative care is something every caregiver strives to achieve. My fellow physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, therapists,...

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Much more than a store, it’s a story

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Much more than a store, it’s a story was published in the July/August 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. I pulled a beautiful jacket out of the box and smiled. I...

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We Honor Veterans – Independence Day and Every Day

It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to care for veterans — an honor that we at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care take very seriously. For many years we have been part of the We Honor Veterans...

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Eugenia Ortiz donates mural to Kansas City Hospice

In June of 2021, local artist, Eugenia Ortiz, created a mural for the Grand Opening of Story Boutique. The beautiful Intention Mural is on view during regular business hours. Story Boutique benefits Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. Ortiz graciously...

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A furry angel prepared me for Alzheimer’s

Zorro was a special cat and I didn't know it at the time, but he was my furry angel. He prepared me in unexpected ways to help with my mom's Alzheimer's Disease. My brother called one day and said "I...

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music therapy

Power of music to connect

The power of music is undeniable. Whether you like dancing to the top hits or relaxing to the classics, music brings joy. It helps us relax and even helps “blow off steam” at the end of a long day. Music...

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Alzheimer's Disease

Please wear a tux

Guest blog by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care “Please wear a tux,” I said over the phone to Don, the classical violinist I was hiring to play a special concert for my Romanian soul mate,...

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Heroes for Hospice 2021

Heroes for Hospice 5K is a run/walk that raises money for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care and MidlandCare of Topeka. H4H is the brainchild of two Kansas City philanthropists. Both have very personal connections with hospice. The pandemic put...

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