Compassionate Care

End of Life care

Restlessness at End of Life

by Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice “You know, dying is something like being born — sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s hard work.” About Restlessness As end of life nears, many people...

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Circle of Lights Photo Essay

On May 21, 2019 our annual Circle of Lights was once again scheduled to light up the Plaza with more than 1,300 luminaries. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had more rain in store. [ebs_row] [ebs_column lg="8" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] [/ebs_column] [ebs_column...

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1300 Candles – Remembrance and Grief

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Remembrance and grief - As Memorial Day approaches I often hear families discussing memories, memorials and family rituals. Grief itself is an individual experience, and so...

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National Nurses Day

May 6 is National Nurses Day! Each year a week long observance begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Nurses are a special part of the hospice experience, proving expert compassionate care.  Each of our...

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Volunteering is 3 times blessed

When you volunteer: 1. You bless the organization you've chosen. 2. You bless the person or family you impact. 3. You give blessings to yourself. Our 500+ volunteers at Kansas City Hospice will tell you that they receive as much...

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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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A Passion for Art at Any Age

A Passion for Art at Any Age by Sheila Palmer, Volunteer with Kansas City Hospice When you volunteer in hospice, you so often meet really interesting people. I have been visiting a wonderful 96-year-old named Nina who is pretty remarkable....

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Carousel cares for kids in pediatric hospice and more

Carousel cares for kids needing pediatric hospice and palliative care across the greater Kansas City area. Kansas City Hospice provides compassionate care for 70-100 children in our Carousel Pediatric Care program in any one year. While we all wish that...

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How to celebrate National Soup Month

Soup, glorious soup! Can you think of a culture around the world that does NOT have several soups on the menu? It's comfort food. So, no matter what your family tradition, there's soup. Soups are warm, mostly. They're delicious and...

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Join the Baking Brigade at Kansas City Hospice

by Lane Foster, Volunteer Coordinator-Community Engagement & Special Events Baking for others is a gift to those who receive the cookies, breads and pies, but it's also a blessing to the baker. A wonderful article in the Huffington Post,  Psychologists Explain...

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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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