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Expert care brings peace of mind and hope

By David Wiley, KCH President & CEO Published: Jan 25, 2022 I would never have imagined I would be given the opportunity to work for a company such as Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH). Life events, and likely...

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Why pronouns are important

What are personal pronouns? Preferred gender pronouns, or personal gender pronouns, refer to the set of pronouns that an individual wants others to use to reflect their gender identity. Many people go by the pronouns sets “he/him” or “she/her” but...

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Care to honor a lifetime

By Sarah Ruttle, Director of Communications Published: Dec 21, 2021 “Even though it’s a sad experience, it’s always been an experience of honor and respect.” When Lois showed the first signs of early Parkinson’s Disease, their son Danny and his...

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Finding inspiration this holiday season

By Sarah Ruttle, KCH Director of Communications  Published: Dec 8, 2021 Whether you have just finished celebrating Hanukkah or are busy preparing for your Kwanzaa or Christmas celebrations later this month, this time of year brings a bustle that can...

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Kansas City Hospice House celebrates its 15 year anniversary

By Angela Ross, Content Specialist  Published: November 23, 2021 November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and a time to join with other hospices, throughout the country, to educate our community about the many options available for people dealing...

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Honoring our Veterans

By Paul Weddle, KCH COO [CW: War] This week our country will, as we do every November 11th, celebrate Veterans Day by honoring the many women and men who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Started in 1919, 102...

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Day of the Dead honors those who have died before us

By Jewelee Lukowski, Art Teacher at Bernard Campbell Middle School, Lee's Summit R-7 School District Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a day of remembrance and an opportunity for individuals to come together to honor, reflect...

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A Night of Celebration and Hope

By Angela Ross, Content Specialist On Sunday, October 3, 2021 Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH) hosted its annual signature event, Sunday Night Live (SNL). This fundraising event helps support the KCH mission, as donations raised allow us to...

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Making Final Arrangements

Guest Blog Making final arrangements for a terminally-ill loved one by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice No one wants to make arrangements for the death of a terminally-ill friend or family member. It’s painful to think about any...

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Effective Communication in Hospice & Palliative Care

By Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Effective communication in hospice and palliative care is something every caregiver strives to achieve. My fellow physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, therapists,...

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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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