Compassionate Care

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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Behind the Scenes in Hospice

by Paul Weddle, COO for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day is Monday, November 19, 2018. Last year Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care started a new tradition, Behind the Scenes in Hospice Day! We started this tradition...

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Today and Every Day – We Honor Veterans

by Todd Steinbrecher, US Navy Veteran, Director of Patient Support Services for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Have you ever wondered how many Veterans have served in the United States Armed Forces? Over 40 million!   As I have...

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The Rising Tide of Alzheimer’s

by Judy Waechter RN, CRRN, Clinical Liaison, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for more deaths each year. Even worse, the disease is contributing to many more cases of poor health and disability. The illness lasts...

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Think Before You Pink

By Judy Waechter RN, Community Nurse Liaison with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My family votes October the “Best Month of the Year.” We are Fall people. We love the weather, the colors,...

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Spiritual care in hospice

by Melissa Bowers, MA, MPS, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Spiritual care is one of the three key areas of hospice care. Hospice addresses the whole person, providing care for the body, mind and spirit. Every family...

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is October 13

By David S. Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Each October, World Hospice & Palliative Care Day offers the opportunity to speak about end-of-life care in our community. Kansas City Hospice wants to raise awareness...

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Why is National Health IT Week important?

By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Each year Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care celebrates National Health IT Week. We take time to thank the dedicated staff who work around the clock to keep...

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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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