Compassionate Care

Palliative Care

World Hospice Day

About World Hospice and Palliative Care Day What is hospice and palliative care? Palliative care is a fundamental part of healthcare - and a human right. It is about relieving suffering and pain at any point in a patient’s diagnosis...

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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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Sunday Night Live Patron Party

It’s a Garden Soiree to Help Local Families

We're counting the days until this garden soiree to help local families. Deborah Smith and Dr. Mark Myron have opened their lovely garden to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care on September 5. When supporters purchase Patron Tickets to our...

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music therapy

Music, memories and more

by Guest Blogger Rachelle Morgan, MA, MT-BC, Founder & Director Soundscaping Source Join us for an upcoming educational event with Rachelle on August 14, 2019 on Music Therapy - details below! Music, memories and more. Music therapy is about so...

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compassionate care

Finding Joy – a Chaplain’s story of pie, tea and memories

by Joel Carmer, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care There are many paths to finding joy and peace. Some people find joy in their family and shared memories. Others have hobbies and creative outlets. For some, it's a...

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We Honor Vets

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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grief in the summer

Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief

  by Melissa Waugh MS, Grief Support Specialist This week marks the first day of summer. Despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer may bring challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for...

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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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Kansas City Hospice

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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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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