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NorthCare Hospice House

Hospice houses lead the way in a heart-breaking time of pandemic

This article about the hospice houses of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Healthy KC Magazine. Kansas City Hospice House and NorthCare Hospice House offer expert and compassionate care in a serene, family-friendly...

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Carousel Pediatric Hospice

Enjoy each day

Enjoy each day. A story of Carousel Pediatric Hospice Care, originally published in 2019. Balancing emotions and finding expressive outlets can be especially difficult during cancer treatment. Seventeen-year-old Hannah Viens is acutely aware of this challenge. “I struggle with emotions,...

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compassionate care

Finding Joy – a Chaplain’s story of pie, tea and memories

by Joel Carmer, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care There are many paths to finding joy and peace. Some people find joy in their family and shared memories. Others have hobbies and creative outlets. For some, it's a...

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Get silly with us!

Is there something silly in the air? Do you feel it? February draws near and something is different. There's a tingle on the upper lip. A giggle threatens to erupt. Thoughts turn to Tom Selleck, Andy Reid, Steve Harvey, and...

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Les Pebley’s legacy of love and compassion

Les Pebley's legacy of love. On a cold December day almost ten years ago, Lester (Les) Pebley, Kansas City Hospice board member Fran, and her husband Arnie had lunch with Kansas City Hospice staff. During their conversation Les shared that...

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Veteran honors to Dwight Shipley

We Honor Veterans was please to offer veteran honors to Dwight Shipley. He spent two years in the Army during the Korean War, based with The Old Guard in Fort Myer, Virginia. In addition to military services and parades, his...

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Solace House

Search for solace

A search for solace. Christina Curlett was considerate and selfless with a great sense of humor. Diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma, Christina leaned on those life skills. Her husband Greg recalled, “When cancer came, it was the most important time...

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Michele Parrish tradition of support

Personal experience is typically an individual’s first connection to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. That rings true for local realtor Michele Parrish. Michele leads a real estate team in the Overland Park Keller Williams office. She has donated a...

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Have a merry “little” Christmas

What does it mean to have a merry "little" Christmas? The holidays this year will be so much different than last year. Have yourself a merry little Christmas When Judy Garland sang "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in 1944,...

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Kansas City Hospice Ron Stokes

Mallin Award for Employee Excellence

[caption id="attachment_20824" align="alignleft" width="286"] Mel Mallin with Ron Stokes, RN.[/caption] The Lore and Mel Mallin Award for Employee Excellence recognizes one staff member annually. This employee best exemplifies the KCH Guiding Principles of Compassion, Enrichment, Choices, Expertise, Respect, Balance, Stewardship,...

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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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