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Perspective on Hospice and Palliative Care

I’m no expert but…

My perspective on hospice and palliative care By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care A few days before Christmas, the phone rang. “Hello, Auntie?” spoke my niece. “Tell me everything you know about hospice.” I took...

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Grief Support at Kansas City Hospice

Grief in the Digital Age

By Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist   Grief is an internal process and mourning may make grief public, but what does it mean to go through a private experience when people are used to sharing everything through social media?...

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grief in the summer

Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief

by Melissa Waugh MS, Grief Support Specialist This week marks the first day of summer, and despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer provides challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for many....

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Camp Erin gives grieving children a place to find support

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and...

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Smiles for Camp Erin

This week it's time to prepare for grief camp and Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is getting ready for Camp Erin. The grief support specialists are putting together a Journey Bag for the 9 and 10-year-old campers. It's an activity...

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The Lady in the Blue Car

For the past eight years, a woman in a blue car has been donating to Top Drawer Resale Shop. She never shares her name or asks for a donation receipt. She’s always very sweet and never lets anyone help her...

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Kansas City Hospice Receives Prestigious National Award

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors national award recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. “We are excited to recognize the...

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Solace House – 20 Years, 20,000 Lives

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/266366884/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] Solace House Center for Grief and Healing was founded in 1998 by two grieving moms who could find support for themselves, but not for their kids. In 2009, Solace House was brought under the auspices of...

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Kathy Corbin 2018 Heart of Hospice Administrative Volunteer Award

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/255577598/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] The Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association has awarded Kathy Corbin with the 2018 Heart of Hospice Award for her unique jewelry recycling program at Top Drawer, an upscale resale boutique in Leawood benefitting Kansas City...

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Stevie Shuchart receives 2018 Heart of Hospice Employee Award

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/255575771/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] The Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association has awarded Stephanie “Stevie” Shuchart, LCMSW, with the 2018 Heart of Hospice Award for her outstanding work in caring for hospice patients, their families and the community. Stevie developed...

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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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