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Helping care for the beloved pets of hospice patients

Pet Peace of Mind Many people dealing with serious illness worry more about their family than their own care. And, for many, their constant companion is their pets. What happens if you’re too weak to walk the dog or change...

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Ten Years of Serving the Community

In May and June of this year, several events commemorated the 10th anniversary of Kansas City’s first hospice house. It was a long held dream that came true when it opened in April, 2006. Inspiration came from the Fran and...

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Veterans Service Award

Kansas City Hospice and NorthCare Hospice are proud participants in We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The program recognizes the unique needs of America’s...

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Holiday Stress

written by: Stephenie Bernal, Social Worker The holidays can be a stressful time for many of us! Much has been written about this. Holiday stress comes from many sources, but often times stems from the expectations we put on ourselves....

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Honoring Veterans

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, VFW Post 8100 raised a new flag at the Kansas City Hospice House™ in memory of long-time volunteer, Norm Rich, who was a WWII veteran and member of their post. The flag was donated...

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Honor Flight – A Tribute To A Mom

Written By Patty L., daughter of a former NorthCare patient On May 19 I had the pleasure of accompanying my mother, to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight Network of Kansas City.  Several times a year they escort U.S. Veterans to...

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The Seasons Of Our Lives

Author: Stephenie Bernal, Social Worker A couple of weeks ago while driving to work I noticed for the first time this year that the trees were starting to turn colors.  I absolutely love autumn and the changes it brings!  I...

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The Quilt

by Tuesday Mallonee - Someone who loves to quilt! What do you think of when you hear the word "quilt?" Your thoughts could rush immediately to a beautiful handcrafted piece of art that perhaps a family member spent literally hundreds of...

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Hospice House Designed with Nature in Mind

A recent article in the Kansas City Star "Hospital gardens bloom with a healing power for the spirit as well as the body" featured the Kansas City Hospice House™. Excerpt "The benefits of nature in medical care extend further than curing...

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Hospice is a Calling

by James Dibben, RN Last Monday I took my first position as a Registered Nurse. I started at NorthCare Hospice and Palliative Care. I have had a lot of different jobs in my lifetime. Half of them are in the medical...

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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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