End of Life Care

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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Kansas City Hospice turns 38

by David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Kansas City Hospice is now 38 years old. Forty years ago a group of compassionate and insightful members of our community began the journey to explore the option...

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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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Kansas City Hospice at home Nurse Home Visit

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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Carousel Pediatric Hospice

Childhood Cancer Awareness

By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager for Kansas City Hospice As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, we at Carousel Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care want to remind everyone that cancer is not just for adults. Each year in the...

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Video – A Community Rises

A Community Rises video debuted on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Sunday Night Live, the signature fund raising event for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. It's an inspiring story of love, friendship, and how a community can rise to...

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Five most common questions about controlling pain

By Pam Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Medical Director at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care I hear five common questions about controlling pain almost every day as a hospice physician. My goal is to control pain so people can enjoy...

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Sunday Night Live a benefit for Kansas City Hospice

The Angels of Kansas City Hospice present…

By Debbie McWatters and Anne O'Brien, volunteers with Angels of Kansas City Hospice Each year the Angels of Kansas City Hospice host Sunday Night Live, our signature fundraiser for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. This year is no exception....

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Perspective on Hospice and Palliative Care

I’m no expert but…

My perspective on hospice and palliative care By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care A few days before Christmas, the phone rang. “Hello, Auntie?” spoke my niece. “Tell me everything you know about hospice.” I took...

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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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