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National Drug Take Back Day

by Heather H. Murphy, BS, BSN, RN, Quality and Education Manager, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use...

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Advance directives – who will speak for you if you are unable?

By David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Healthcare Decisions Day is every April 16 to remind us about advance planning. Because it's the day after tax day, it's easy to remember! “I have an...

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Volunteering is 3 times blessed

When you volunteer: 1. You bless the organization you've chosen. 2. You bless the person or family you impact. 3. You give blessings to yourself. Our 500+ volunteers at Kansas City Hospice will tell you that they receive as much...

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Sorting Through

Sorting Through by Christy Hansen, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice When you must sort through a loved one’s belongings, it can be an overwhelming and emotional task. Whether it’s a home that holds a lifetime of memories...

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Social media and grief – the online challenge

Social media and grief - the online challenge by Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice Grief is an internal process and mourning takes grief public to some extent, as we integrate loss into our lives. What...

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Social Workers are Key to Hospice Care

"Palliative care and hospice offer social workers the privilege of supporting individuals and families during some of the most universal—and vulnerable—life experiences: coping with serious illness, facing one’s mortality, the dying process, and bereavement. Hospice and palliative care social workers...

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A Passion for Art at Any Age

A Passion for Art at Any Age by Sheila Palmer, Volunteer with Kansas City Hospice When you volunteer in hospice, you so often meet really interesting people. I have been visiting a wonderful 96-year-old named Nina who is pretty remarkable....

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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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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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