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Kansas City Hospice What is hospice

What is hospice?

Hospice is a family-centered approach to care at the end of life that focuses on making every day count. It is provided with a team of experts that bring as much or as little care as you want to you...

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Kansas city hospice palliative care vs hospice

What is the difference between palliative care vs hospice care?

Many people wonder about palliative care vs hospice. The two concepts work hand in hand. Palliative Care Palliative care is also called supportive care. It is the treatment of pain and symptoms and it is an important part of hospice...

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Hospice at Home with Kansas City Hospice

If you visit a hospital and speak with any of the patients, you’ll hear one thing over and over. “I want to go home.” Most people will tell you that they want to spend their last months at home, with...

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Kansas City Hospice palliative home health care live longer

Live Longer and Better with Palliative Home Health Care

Numerous studies have shown what palliative and hospice professionals have seen for themselves — people with serious illness who receive palliative home health care and hospice care live longer and feel better. The earlier supportive care begins, the greater the benefit....

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Palliative Home Health Care – Care When and Where you Need It

When you’re dealing with a serious illness, you may need extra support at home. Palliative home health care is supportive care at home that not only improves quality of life — it may extend it. Studies have shown that palliative...

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Medicare Hospice Benefit Care

The Medicare Hospice Benefit Care Could Be Zero Out-of-Pocket For YOU

The Medicare Hospice Benefit Care covers virtually all expenses during a life-limiting illness, with almost zero out-of-pocket expenses, making hospice care in Kansas City an affordable option. Did you know that people on Medicare pay little to nothing for hospice...

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The ABCs of Healthy Self Talk

When it comes to managing our feelings, the most important conversations we have are with ourselves - self talk. We can reflect on events and conversations in our everyday lives and make choices about whether we will allow them to...

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A Legacy of Love

by Sherry Ainsworth My heart broke when my best friend, Carmela, had to tell her children, ages 6 and 9, that mommy had breast cancer. They couldn’t really grasp the full extent of what that could possibly mean for their...

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Big Dogs with Big Hearts

When most people think of therapy dogs, they think of small or medium size dogs that walk with people who need extra care. But, sometimes comfort comes in a really big package. When you visit Kansas City Hospice House™ you...

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Leadership Change at KCH&PC

After twenty-four years of remarkable leadership at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, Elaine McIntosh is retiring. David Wiley, Chief Operating Officer for the past two years, has been selected to fill the role of President and CEO. During Elaine’s...

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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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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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