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Veteran honors to Dwight Shipley

We Honor Veterans was please to offer veteran honors to Dwight Shipley. He spent two years in the Army during the Korean War, based with The Old Guard in Fort Myer, Virginia. In addition to military services and parades, his...

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Solace House

Search for solace

A search for solace. Christina Curlett was considerate and selfless with a great sense of humor. Diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma, Christina leaned on those life skills. Her husband Greg recalled, “When cancer came, it was the most important time...

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Michele Parrish tradition of support

Personal experience is typically an individual’s first connection to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. That rings true for local realtor Michele Parrish. Michele leads a real estate team in the Overland Park Keller Williams office. She has donated a...

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Have a merry “little” Christmas

What does it mean to have a merry "little" Christmas? The holidays this year will be so much different than last year. Have yourself a merry little Christmas When Judy Garland sang "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in 1944,...

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Kansas City Hospice Ron Stokes

Mallin Award for Employee Excellence

[caption id="attachment_20824" align="alignleft" width="286"] Mel Mallin with Ron Stokes, RN.[/caption] The Lore and Mel Mallin Award for Employee Excellence recognizes one staff member annually. This employee best exemplifies the KCH Guiding Principles of Compassion, Enrichment, Choices, Expertise, Respect, Balance, Stewardship,...

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volunteer

An enduring legacy of care and generosity

An enduring legacy of care and generosity. Dr. Shirley Salmon’s legacy of compassion lives on at Kansas City Hospice House™. Patients and staff often experienced Dr. Shirley Salmon’s sweet smile and gentle spirit as she walked the halls of Kansas...

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pandemic safety

Connecting despite COVID

By Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice You can find ways of connecting despite COVID-19. I imagine most people who are not in the medical field are getting really tired of being told...

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Hanukkah is a time for mitzvah

Hanukkah (or Chanukkah) is the Jewish eight-day “festival of lights.” There are many traditions aside from lighting candles on the menorah, which is a mitzvah itself. Nightly families light the menorah and say special prayers. The menorah holds nine flames,...

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shining a bright light for others

Sustaining Angel shines a bright light for others

Sustaining Angel shining a bright light for others Words almost never have one single meaning. Sustain, for example, can mean “to support something” or “to endure a trial or hardship.” In the context of Kansas City Hospice, sustain means both....

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Shepherd Center

70 over 70 in 2020

By Lane Foster, Volunteer Coordinator at Kansas City Hospice We have amazing volunteers of all ages. This year, in its third annual 70 Over 70 Awards, the KC Shepherd’s Center honored two Kansas City Hospice volunteers for their impressive and...

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Our Programs

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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