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Kansas City Hospice

Behind the Scenes in Hospice

by Paul Weddle, COO for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day is Monday, November 25, 2019. Several years ago Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care started a new tradition, Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day! We started this...

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A Mother’s Love

[ebs_button style="btn-default btn-lg btn-block" type="link" target="true" title="DONATE NOW AND DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT" link="/HEART-OF-GOLD/"] A Mother’s Love Most of us will never experience the heartache, or the unending love, that comes with parenting a child with profound disabilities. Yet sometimes it’s...

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We honor veterans

Honoring those who served

by Mark Fenton, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care As a chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, it's a privilege for me to participate in the We Honor Veterans program, honoring those who served. We recognize...

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National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

by David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. We're joining with hospices throughout the country to raise awareness about the many options for people who are affected by...

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Day of the Dead and Grief Support

Day of the Dead is a celebration of life

Part One of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills.  [caption id="attachment_13486" align="alignleft" width="300"] How to make sugar skulls - click image[/caption] By Denise Brown ...

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Spiritual care in hospice

by Melissa Bowers, MA, MPS, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Spiritual care is one of the three key areas of hospice care. Hospice addresses the whole person, providing care for the body, mind and spirit. Every family...

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Preparing Young People for a Memorial Service

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Services, Kansas City Hospice Deciding whether young people will attend a memorial service or funeral depends on age, the family and the young person’s desires. Be Prepared Give detailed explanations of what happens before...

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Palliative Care

World Hospice Day

About World Hospice and Palliative Care Day What is hospice and palliative care? Palliative care is a fundamental part of healthcare - and a human right. It is about relieving suffering and pain at any point in a patient’s diagnosis...

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Kansas City Hospice Grief Support

Grief Support – Getting back to regular routines…or not

by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, Grief Support Specialist Maybe it's time to start getting back to regular routines...or not. This time of year, things like back-to-school, seasons changing, baseball ending and football beginning, the thought of upcoming holidays…all bring back memories...

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Solace House

Raw grief feels like drowning

by Alisha Bozarth Adapted with permission from AlishaBozarth.com Raw grief feels like drowning. I’ve never drowned, but I can imagine the panic. The inundation. The fight as your body merely wants to do what is natural, just breathe. The burn...

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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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