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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to educate ourselves and our families on ways to maintain a healthy heart. 134,000 people in Kansas and 354,000 in Missouri have coronary heart disease. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says...

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Happy Valentine’s Day

We're sending you a Valentine today, plus this special message from our President & CEO, David Wiley. [ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/317328878/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"]   The mission of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort,...

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Gary Kirkland Heart of Hospice Award

Gary Kirkland was awarded the 2019 Heart of Hospice Patient Care Volunteer Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on February 6, 2019. Gary has spent more than 13 years volunteering with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care....

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Doris Lisenby Lifetime Achievement Award

Doris Lisenby was awarded the Heart of Hospice Lifetime Achievement Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on February 6, 2019. Doris has spent more than 28 years volunteering with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. She has...

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Carousel cares for kids in pediatric hospice and more

Carousel cares for kids needing pediatric hospice and palliative care across the greater Kansas City area. Kansas City Hospice provides compassionate care for 70-100 children in our Carousel Pediatric Care program in any one year. While we all wish that...

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How to celebrate National Soup Month

Soup, glorious soup! Can you think of a culture around the world that does NOT have several soups on the menu? It's comfort food. So, no matter what your family tradition, there's soup. Soups are warm, mostly. They're delicious and...

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Last minute tax ideas for donors

[caption id="attachment_12359" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kansas City House House in South Kansas City.[/caption] by Mary Zahner Bauer, Direct of Donor Relations at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Did you know…. You can reduce taxes by making a gift from your...

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Make an impact this holiday season

by David Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care As the end of 2018 approaches, we look back on a year filled with stories that have touched our hearts and changed our lives. I’d like to share with...

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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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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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