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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 role in U.S. History. This year, the Black History Month theme is “Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity”.

If you would like to learn more about the origins of Black History Month, click here:
READ MORE: The Man Behind Black History Month

This theme is especially appropriate to our work at Kansas City Hospice. Our mission surrounds the needs of families facing challenges at the end of life, including grief. This month we have been educating our staff about Black History in our country and the work we are doing. We are making important progress with our Employee Resource Group (ERG) that is focused on Diversity & Inclusion. I have challenged each of our people to learn more about the importance of Black Americans to our country’s history.

I think it is also very fitting that February is the first full month in office for Kamala Harris. She is is the first female Vice President and the highest-ranking female elected office in our history. Harris is also the first Black American and first Asian American VP.

I will take this month as a reminder to ensure that all of the families in our care receive the utmost respect. I expect our people to provide expert, compassionate care to each family member. Respect for each person’s background, religion, customs, and beliefs is integral to providing the best care possible.

All my best,

David S. Wiley, President & CEO

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 life-limiting illness or by grief. Our vision is that each person in our community is valued from life through death and each family is supported in their grief.

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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 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 Home Health Care

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 Care

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 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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