You Can Change Your Mind

Things change.

You can change your mind. The course of a serious illness can be very unpredictable. People get better, they get worse, they get better again. Nobody can know what will happen.

That’s why Medicare and insurance companies allow you to change your mind.

Once you choose either palliative care or hospice, you’ll have the support of an expert team of medical professionals and they will help you make choices along the way.

If you choose hospice care and things change, you can opt out of hospice services and come back later, if that’s what you want to do. Hospice is about choice. You get to choose what you want to do and your hospice team helps make that happen.

You can start with supportive or palliative care and move to hospice. You can go back to palliative care if you want to try a new treatment. You go into a long-term care facility. Just let your team know if you have questions and they will work with you to honor your choices.

Some of the reasons to opt out of hospice:

  • You get better and your doctor believes that going back to more aggressive treatment could help
  • There’s a new treatment you’d like to try
  • You want to go into the hospital for certain types of treatment
  • Your family situation changes
  • You just feel like stopping hospice treatment

Whatever the reason, you always have a choice.

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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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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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