Compassionate Care

Volunteering in a time of COVID-19

Volunteers Tackle COVID-19 during National Volunteer Week

by Melissa Basgall, Volunteer Manager at Kansas City Hospice April 19th-25th is National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is fortunate to have a passionate, dedicated team of volunteers. COVID-19 is a challenge that they have met...

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Vulnerable families in KC need you now

[caption id="attachment_18132" align="alignright" width="400"] The Gold Team is one of six home care teams at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. With support by the inpatient teams at Kansas City Hospice House and NorthCare Hospice, our home care teams offer...

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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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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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Hannah’s Story – a teen in hospice

The Carousel Pediatric Team at Kansas City Hospice meets some pretty spectacular young people, like Hannah, a teen needing hospice care. Watch her story. [ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/392548214" dimensions="16by9"] Update - since the story was filmed, doctors found a new treatment...

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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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Mustache Month for Carousel is a FUN-raiser for a very serious cause

Last year, we set out to design a fundraising campaign for what you might consider our most serious of causes. And, we came up with Mustache Month for Carousel. Mustache Month for Carousel is a FUN-raiser for a very serious...

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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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Behind the Scenes in Hospice

by Paul Weddle, COO for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day is Monday, November 25, 2019. Several years ago Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care started a new tradition, Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day! We started this...

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A Mother’s Love

[ebs_button style="btn-default btn-lg btn-block" type="link" target="true" title="DONATE NOW AND DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT" link="/HEART-OF-GOLD/"] A Mother’s Love Most of us will never experience the heartache, or the unending love, that comes with parenting a child with profound disabilities. Yet sometimes it’s...

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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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