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An enduring legacy of care and generosity

An enduring legacy of care and generosity. Dr. Shirley Salmon’s legacy of compassion lives on at Kansas City Hospice House™. Patients and staff often experienced Dr. Shirley Salmon’s sweet smile and gentle spirit as she walked the halls of Kansas...

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Connecting despite COVID

By Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice You can find ways of connecting despite COVID-19. I imagine most people who are not in the medical field are getting really tired of being told...

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Hanukkah is a time for mitzvah

Hanukkah (or Chanukkah) is the Jewish eight-day “festival of lights.” There are many traditions aside from lighting candles on the menorah, which is a mitzvah itself. Nightly families light the menorah and say special prayers. The menorah holds nine flames,...

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Sustaining Angel shines a bright light for others

Sustaining Angel shining a bright light for others Words almost never have one single meaning. Sustain, for example, can mean “to support something” or “to endure a trial or hardship.” In the context of Kansas City Hospice, sustain means both....

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70 over 70 in 2020

By Lane Foster, Volunteer Coordinator at Kansas City Hospice We have amazing volunteers of all ages. This year, in its third annual 70 Over 70 Awards, the KC Shepherd’s Center honored two Kansas City Hospice volunteers for their impressive and...

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Giving Hope Giving Tuesday

Today on Giving Tuesday, we thank our many donors who are giving hope to families in Kansas City this year. This video had its debut at our Sunday Night Live online event this year. It shows a few of the...

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Behind the Scenes in Hospice

by Paul Weddle, COO for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day is Wednesday, November 30, 2020. 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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Holiday adoption program makes the season brighter

The holiday adoption program makes the season brighter for families cared for by Kansas City Hospice. For most of us, the holiday season is a time to rest. We get away from the daily stress of work and life, relax...

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This Thanksgiving we focus on the thanks

This Thanksgiving we focus on the thanks! It’s been a difficult year for all of us, but it's especially difficult for those facing serious illness who cannot be together with their loved ones right now. Some might even feel that this...

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Donors support the golden hour

There is a moment of warmth, just before the sun slips behind the horizon, when the world is infused with a soft, ethereal glow. Photographers call it the Golden Hour. At Kansas City Hospice, this Golden Hour reflects the moment...

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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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