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Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care

Effective Communication in Hospice & Palliative Care

By Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Effective communication in hospice and palliative care is something every caregiver strives to achieve. My fellow physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, therapists,...

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Much more than a store, it’s a story

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Much more than a store, it’s a story was published in the July/August 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. I pulled a beautiful jacket out of the box and smiled. I...

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We Honor Veterans – Independence Day and Every Day

It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to care for veterans — an honor that we at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care take very seriously. For many years we have been part of the We Honor Veterans...

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Alzheimer's Disease

Please wear a tux

Guest blog by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care “Please wear a tux,” I said over the phone to Don, the classical violinist I was hiring to play a special concert for my Romanian soul mate,...

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Hospice nurses

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice Hospice nurses have extraordinary skills and extraordinary hearts! Kansas City Hospice is blessed to have an incredible team of caregivers. Each May we recognize the nurses who are often...

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Kathy Godbout honored with the Mallin Award for Employee Excellence

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice We are so pleased to share that Kathy Godbout has received the 2021 Lore and Mel Mallin Award for Employee Excellence! Kathy is a CNA at Kansas City Hospice...

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Jennifer Quinn

Jennifer Quinn, CNA, was awarded the 2021 Heart of Hospice Hospice Aide Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on March 11, 2021. When you work in one of the largest area hospices, the only one with two...

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Social Workers are Key to Hospice Care

"Palliative care and hospice offer social workers the privilege of supporting individuals and families during some of the most universal—and vulnerable—life experiences: coping with serious illness, facing one’s mortality, the dying process, and bereavement. Hospice and palliative care social workers...

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Dame Cecily Suanders

Celebrating Dame Cicely Saunders

On this International Women's Day, we celebrate the singular achievements of Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern hospice movement and a truly remarkable woman. "You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your...

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Grief in a time of pandemic

as featured in Healthy Kansas City March/April 2021 Grief is one of our most fundamental emotions. From the first moments of life, we cry to feel better and to release emotion. We come together in families and in the community...

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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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