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Inspiring Volunteers Give the Gift of Time

If we profiled one of our volunteers every day for a year, we would not begin to cover all their remarkable stories. The volunteers of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care run the gamut of service to their community. Some...

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Join the Baking Brigade at Kansas City Hospice

by Lane Foster, Volunteer Coordinator-Community Engagement & Special Events Baking for others is a gift to those who receive the cookies, breads and pies, but it's also a blessing to the baker. A wonderful article in the Huffington Post,  Psychologists Explain...

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National Handwashing Awareness Week

[ebs_frame bgcolor=" #00b0cc" fgcolor=" #fffffff"]National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 2-8![/ebs_frame] by Gloria Soendker RN, Director of Clinical Services, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy You can help yourself and others stay healthy...

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The Giving Season

by Caryn Hohnholt, Vice President of Development for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Congratulations on making it through our first big snowstorm of the year, hopefully with plenty of hot chocolate and time together with loved ones. After the...

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National Family Caregivers Month

by Gloria Soendker RN, Director of Clinical Services for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care November is National Family Caregivers Month.  “Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands of their careers...

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Behind the Scenes in Hospice

by Paul Weddle, COO for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day is Monday, November 19, 2018. Last year Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care started a new tradition, Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day! We started this tradition...

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Today and Every Day – We Honor Veterans

by Todd Steinbrecher, US Navy Veteran, Director of Patient Support Services for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Have you ever wondered how many Veterans have served in the United States Armed Forces? Over 40 million!   As I have...

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The Rising Tide of Alzheimer’s

by Judy Waechter RN, CRRN, Clinical Liaison, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for more deaths each year. Even worse, the disease is contributing to many more cases of poor health and disability. The illness lasts...

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Kansas City Hospice turns 38

by David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Kansas City Hospice is now 38 years old. Forty years ago a group of compassionate and insightful members of our community began the journey to explore the option...

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Day of the Dead can inspire us to cope with grief

Part Three of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills. Read Part One "Day of the Dead is a celebration of life" Read Part Two "Day of...

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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 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

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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