Author Archive

Gift of Hope

Working through grief

Learn how one local family moved forward in hope and peace by working through grief in programs specially designed for children and adults. Mason In the sweltering heat of August in Kansas City, Greg Curlett stepped into the backyard with...

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Kansas City Hospice

Jennifer Quinn

Jennifer Quinn, CNA, was awarded the 2021 Heart of Hospice Hospice Aide Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on March 11, 2021. When you work in one of the largest area hospices, the only one with two...

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Social Workers are Key to Hospice Care

"Palliative care and hospice offer social workers the privilege of supporting individuals and families during some of the most universal—and vulnerable—life experiences: coping with serious illness, facing one’s mortality, the dying process, and bereavement. Hospice and palliative care social workers...

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Dame Cecily Suanders

Celebrating Dame Cicely Saunders

On this International Women's Day, we celebrate the singular achievements of Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern hospice movement and a truly remarkable woman. "You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your...

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Solace House

Grief in a time of pandemic

as featured in Healthy Kansas City March/April 2021 Grief is one of our most fundamental emotions. From the first moments of life, we cry to feel better and to release emotion. We come together in families and in the community...

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Black History Month at Kansas City Hospice

Kansas City Hospice is pleased to observe Black History Month this February as we continue forward in efforts to deepen our Diversity & Inclusion efforts. Each February since 1976, the U.S. celebrates achievements by Black Americans and recognizes their central...

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Mustache Month raffle for a Peloton Bike+

If social distancing is giving you the blues, we MUSTACHE you a question! How about joining us for the silliest FUN-raiser for a serious cause? Each February we liven up the cold winter and support kiddos in KC needing hospice...

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NorthCare Hospice House

Hospice houses lead the way in a heart-breaking time of pandemic

This article about the hospice houses of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Healthy KC Magazine. Kansas City Hospice House and NorthCare Hospice House offer expert and compassionate care in a serene, family-friendly...

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Carousel Pediatric Hospice

Enjoy each day

Enjoy each day. A story of Carousel Pediatric Hospice Care, originally published in 2019. Balancing emotions and finding expressive outlets can be especially difficult during cancer treatment. Seventeen-year-old Hannah Viens is acutely aware of this challenge. “I struggle with emotions,...

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compassionate care

Finding Joy – a Chaplain’s story of pie, tea and memories

by Joel Carmer, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care There are many paths to finding joy and peace. Some people find joy in their family and shared memories. Others have hobbies and creative outlets. For some, it's a...

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