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Debunking Myths about Hospice

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care In this era of social media, online info, hundreds of cable channels and streaming videos, why is it that myths about hospice and end-of-life care are still so...

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Are you ready for Sunday Night Live?

A few words from Marny and John Sherman, Honorary Chairs, and Kim and Tom Curry, Event Chairs: We are excited to lead this year's Sunday Night Live, Kansas City Hospice's signature event, and ask that you partner with us to...

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Grief Support Children and Adults

When Families Grieve

A safe place for families to grieve & heal When families grieve they face unique challenges helping children understand, cope and heal. Family dynamics can further complicate grief. Plus, if a death is sudden or unexpected, families may have the...

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We Honor Vets

We Honor Veterans – Independence Day and Every Day

It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to care for veterans — an honor that we at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care take very seriously. For many years we have been part of the We Honor Veterans...

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grief in the summer

Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief

  by Melissa Waugh MS, Grief Support Specialist This week marks the first day of summer. Despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer may bring challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for...

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Emergency Preparedness Training at KCH

After completing a major Emergency Preparedness Training project for Kansas City Hospice, Kelli Traylor, LMSW, our Staff Development Specialist was featured on the Caveo Learning Blog. She discussed her approach to employee training and shared some great insights! What tips...

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Fathers Day and Grief

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs at Kansas City Hospice Fathers Day can be a treasured time for a family to celebrate relationships and be together. But, Fathers Day and grief may be complicated for families. It’s not just...

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End of Life care

Restlessness at End of Life

by Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice “You know, dying is something like being born — sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s hard work.” About Restlessness As end of life nears, many people...

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Circle of Lights Photo Essay

On May 21, 2019 our annual Circle of Lights was once again scheduled to light up the Plaza with more than 1,300 luminaries. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had more rain in store. [ebs_row] [ebs_column lg="8" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] [/ebs_column] [ebs_column...

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1300 Candles – Remembrance and Grief

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Remembrance and grief - As Memorial Day approaches I often hear families discussing memories, memorials and family rituals. Grief itself is an individual experience, and so...

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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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