End of Life Care

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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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 House celebrates its 15 year anniversary

By Angela Ross, Content Specialist  Published: November 23, 2021 November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and a time to join with other hospices, throughout the country, to educate our community about the many options available for people dealing...

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Making Final Arrangements

Guest Blog Making final arrangements for a terminally-ill loved one by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice No one wants to make arrangements for the death of a terminally-ill friend or family member. It’s painful to think about any...

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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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A furry angel prepared me for Alzheimer’s

Zorro was a special cat and I didn't know it at the time, but he was my furry angel. He prepared me in unexpected ways to help with my mom's Alzheimer's Disease. My brother called one day and said "I...

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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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Heroes for Hospice 2021

Heroes for Hospice 5K is a run/walk that raises money for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care and MidlandCare of Topeka. H4H is the brainchild of two Kansas City philanthropists. Both have very personal connections with hospice. The pandemic put...

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Kathy Godbout honored with the Mallin Award for Employee Excellence

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO of Kansas City Hospice We are so pleased to share that Kathy Godbout has received the 2021 Lore and Mel Mallin Award for Employee Excellence! Kathy is a CNA at Kansas City Hospice...

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