End of Life Care

Kansas City Hospice

Donors support the golden hour

There is a moment of warmth, just before the sun slips behind the horizon, when the world is infused with a soft, ethereal glow. Photographers call it the Golden Hour. At Kansas City Hospice, this Golden Hour reflects the moment...

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We Honor Veterans Vietnam Era

It is an honor and a privilege to care for veterans facing serious illness and the end of life. Each conflict comes with its own memories and challenges as our veterans look back on their lives. Vietnam era veterans faced...

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National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

by David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. We're joining with hospices throughout the country to raise awareness about the many options for people who are affected by...

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Fall is a season for reflection

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice Fall is a season for reflection. I love this time of year because of the change in the weather and the beauty of the Fall colors that will appear in...

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A benefit for Kansas City Hospice

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

This year is our 40th anniversary of caring for the families of Kansas City. On November 3, 1980, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care was founded to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are...

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Volunteers

Pen Pal Program matches volunteers with people in hospice

by Mary Alice Weimer, Kansas City Hospice Volunteer A new Pen Pal Program lets volunteers continue working with hospice patients in a time of social distancing, nursing home lock-downs, and quarantines. As a volunteer for the past 7 years with...

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Kansas City Surgeon faces a terminal illness

Patient, a surgeon’s journey

Patient, A Surgeon's Journey, is a documentary about a Kansas City heart surgeon diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and how he transformed his life. In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16) we share this video with you. Advance...

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Coronavirus Safety and Prevention

We know that people are very concerned about this rapidly spreading virus known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus. Naturally, those who have loved ones with serious illness in hospice or palliative care are even more concerned. Today, let's discuss what...

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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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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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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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