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Help for Hospice House

They say that “food is love,” and so many people have cared for the families at our hospice houses by bringing meals, homemade treats, and other food. So many of you have a tradition of coming time after time and...

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Top Drawer Response to COVID19

A message from David Wiley, CEO, Kansas City Hospice Today we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Top Drawer Resale Boutique. We are very aware of the anxiety people are facing during this difficult time around the...

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Passages Counseling

Treating Complicated Grief with EMDR

by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, LCSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker & EMDR Therapist at Kansas City Hospice The death of a loved one is one of the most distressing experiences you will face. Grief is a natural response to loss. One...

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Solace House

What Do I Say Now?

What Do I Say Now? Tips on How to Respond When Someone You Love is Grieving by Beth Houghton, LCSW, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice It can be hard to support a grieving person when you are at...

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Coronavirus Safety and Prevention

We know that people are very concerned about this rapidly spreading virus known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus. Naturally, those who have loved ones with serious illness in hospice or palliative care are even more concerned. Today, let's discuss what...

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Maybe It’s Okay to Be Weak

"Maybe It's Okay to be Weak" by guest blogger Alisha Bozarth brings us her perspective on why it’s okay to not be okay all the time. "Being strong in the biggest battle of my life is like asking a marathon...

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Reflections of a hospice chaplain

Reflections of a hospice chaplain

By Joel Carmer, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Reflections of a hospice chaplain: Winning the fight of being dormant Today, I am void of the volume of peace that I would like to have. I know many...

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Peace Pole at Kansas City Hospice House

This month we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the addition of the beautiful Peace Pole to the gardens at Kansas City Hospice House. The family of Marty O’Connor Ketteler commissioned this beautiful symbol of peace to stand forever in her...

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Kansas City Hospice

Confessions of a ‘Stache Faker

By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice February is Mustache Month for Carousel and I'm a 'Stache Faker for the cause! I didn't want to sit by the sidelines and watch men grow hairy lips when Kansas City...

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Getting more “bang” for your charitable donation “buck”

by Paul Dreher, Financial Advisor, The Retirement Planning Group For many people the holiday season is more than a time of thanks, gatherings, and celebration. It is also a time of finishing Required Minimum Distributions. Perhaps extra holiday cash is...

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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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