Compassionate Care

Finding Peace

By Angela Ross, KCH Content Specialist  Published: March 29, 2022 Finding a peaceful moment each day can be difficult, especially when your life is busy with so many obligations like work, school, children or extracurricular activities for yourself or others....

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Social workers provide meaningful support within the hospice team

By Lisa Brooks, MSW, LCSW KCH Social Worker Published: March 15, 2022 When I was asked to describe being a social worker in hospice, so many thoughts flooded my mind. It’s challenging, heartbreaking, joyful, and fulfilling. I’m often asked, “How...

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Your heart matters to those who care

Published: Feb 22, 2022 Life comes with many decisions and throughout our lives we are constantly seeking information to help inform our decisions. This may include calling your child’s doctor’s office about their symptoms, asking a friend or family member...

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Carousel Pediatric Care Helps Families Embrace Life

By Megan Hammond, KCH RN Case Manager Published:  Feb 9, 2022 When asked to write about our Carousel Pediatric Care Program, I thought to myself, how on earth can I consolidate some of the most inspiring and meaningful work I’ve...

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Expert care brings peace of mind and hope

By David Wiley, KCH President & CEO Published: Jan 25, 2022 I would never have imagined I would be given the opportunity to work for a company such as Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH). Life events, and likely...

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Care to honor a lifetime

By Sarah Ruttle, Director of Communications Published: Dec 21, 2021 “Even though it’s a sad experience, it’s always been an experience of honor and respect.” When Lois showed the first signs of early Parkinson’s Disease, their son Danny and his...

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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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