End of Life 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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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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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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National Nurses Day

May 6 is National Nurses Day! Each year a week long observance begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Nurses are a special part of the hospice experience, proving expert compassionate care.  Each of our...

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National Drug Take Back Day

by Heather H. Murphy, BS, BSN, RN, Quality and Education Manager, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use...

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Kansas City Hospice

Advance directives – who will speak for you if you are unable?

By David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Healthcare Decisions Day is every April 16 to remind us about advance planning. Because it's the day after tax day, it's easy to remember! “I have an...

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American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to educate ourselves and our families on ways to maintain a healthy heart. 134,000 people in Kansas and 354,000 in Missouri have coronary heart disease. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says...

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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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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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