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Medicare Hospice Benefit Care

The Medicare Hospice Benefit Care Could Be Zero Out-of-Pocket For YOU

The Medicare Hospice Benefit Care covers virtually all expenses during a life-limiting illness, with almost zero out-of-pocket expenses, making hospice care in Kansas City an affordable option. Did you know that people on Medicare pay little to nothing for hospice...

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The ABCs of Healthy Self Talk

When it comes to managing our feelings, the most important conversations we have are with ourselves.  We can reflect on events and conversations in our everyday lives and make choices about whether we will allow them to impact our mood...

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A Legacy of Love

by Sherry Ainsworth My heart broke when my best friend, Carmela, had to tell her children, ages 6 and 9, that mommy had breast cancer. They couldn’t really grasp the full extent of what that could possibly mean for their...

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Big Dogs with Big Hearts

When most people think of therapy dogs, they think of small or medium size dogs that walk with people who need extra care. But, sometimes comfort comes in a really big package. When you visit Kansas City Hospice House™ you...

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Leadership Change at KCH&PC

After twenty-four years of remarkable leadership at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, Elaine McIntosh is retiring. David Wiley, Chief Operating Officer for the past two years, has been selected to fill the role of President and CEO. During Elaine’s...

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Helping care for the beloved pets of hospice patients

Pet Peace of Mind Many people dealing with serious illness worry more about their family than their own care. And, for many, their constant companion is a pet. What happens if you’re too weak to walk the dog or change...

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Ten Years of Serving the Community

In May and June of this year, several events commemorated the 10th anniversary of Kansas City’s first hospice house. It was a long held dream that came true when it opened in April, 2006. Inspiration came from the Fran and...

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Veterans Service Award

Kansas City Hospice and NorthCare Hospice are proud participants in We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The program recognizes the unique needs of America’s...

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Holiday Stress

written by: Stephenie Bernal, Social Worker The Holidays can be a stressful time for many of us!  Much has been written about that.  Stress comes from many sources, but often times stems from the expectations we put on ourselves.  Our...

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Honoring Veterans

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, VFW Post 8100 raised a new flag at the Kansas City Hospice House™ in memory of long-time volunteer, Norm Rich, who was a WWII veteran and member of their post. The flag was donated...

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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

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

Palliative Home Health

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

Advanced Illness Support

Beginning as early as diagnosis and at any stage of serious illness, our nurse practitioners make home visits every 4-6 weeks 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

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
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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