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Vincent A. Stonestreet Fund and their family’s story

By: Caryn Hohnholt, KCH Chief Development & Communications Officer Published: Nov 22, 2022 He loved unconditionally. Was generous to a fault. Protective. Funny. Complicated. Reluctantly cool. Goal-oriented. The hardest-working man I ever knew. These are the words his family uses...

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National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: “It’s About How You Live”

By: Dr. Pamela Harris, KCH Director of Medical Programs Published: Nov 9, 2022 "It’s About How You Live" is this year’s theme for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month which we celebrate in November. Announced in 1978 by then President...

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What it means to be a Champion of Care

By: Angela Ross, KCH Content Specialist Published: Oct 20, 2022 Attending Sunday Night Live (SNL) virtually in 2021 was an awesome experience but nothing could have prepared me for the in-person SNL experience of 2022. This year Kansas City Hospice...

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Champions of Care bring passion to annual fundraising event

By: Mary Zahner Bauer, KCH Director of Donor Relations Published: Sept 20, 2022 Dr. Mark Davidner and his wife Diane have a long history with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH), from its very beginnings. As a local oncologist,...

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Mind, Body and Soul

By: Bethany Vonseggern, Communication Coordinator  Published: Sept 6, 2022 Mind, body and soul. These three focal points seem to be a mantra that never stops being said. We are to make sure our minds stay sharp, our bodies to stay...

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A Supportive Environment for Men

By Eric Sigler, KCH Grief Support Specialist Published: August 23, 2022 We don’t pay enough attention to men’s emotional health. Men have been stereotyped into predictable boxes; men never show emotions and men certainly don’t share their feelings with other...

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Leaning In

By Kristin Dow, M. Div., KCH Chaplain Published:  August 9, 2022 I still recall the first lesson I learned in my years training to be a healthcare Chaplain. It came from a quote by Anton Boison, who is widely considered...

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First-hand insights on the KCH Fellowship Program

By Dr. Alexander Lane, DO, KCH Associate Medical Director Published:  July 26, 2022 With the return of the July heat comes another Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH) tradition, starting a new cycle of fellows. Every year our company...

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Starting Hospice Care for a Loved One

By Marie Marley, KCH Volunteer Published:  July 12, 2022 What happens when your loved one is ready for hospice care but you aren’t? I would like to share my personal experience with this situation, when I lived in Cincinnati. Ed,...

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Day to Day as a CNA

By Natoya Jones, CNA, Palliative Home Care Published:  June 21, 2022 [caption id="attachment_24386" align="alignright" width="139"] Natoya Jones, KCH CNA[/caption] One of the first reasons that come to mind as to why being a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is important to...

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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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