Home Health Care

What being a Carousel Social Worker means to me

By Leslie Shuck, KCH Social Worker for Carousel, Palliative Home Care Published: February 21, 2023 What is the Carousel Pediatric Care program at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH)? The Carousel program is love, joy, sorrow, supportive, focused on...

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Carousel Pediatric Care Helps Families Embrace Life

By Megan Hammond, KCH RN Case Manager Published:  Feb 9, 2022 When asked to write about our Carousel Pediatric Care Program, I thought to myself, how on earth can I consolidate some of the most inspiring and meaningful work I’ve...

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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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Connecting despite COVID

By Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice You can find ways of connecting despite COVID-19. I imagine most people who are not in the medical field are getting really tired of being told...

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40 years of excellence

  Enjoy this new video, 40 Years of Excellence that looks back on the history of Kansas City Hospice and forward to an amazing future! [ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/471007275/1fa6fa55e7" dimensions="16by9"]   40 years ago, on November 3, 1980, Kansas City Hospice...

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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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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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Hannah’s Story – a teen in hospice

Balancing emotions and finding expressive outlets can be especially difficult during cancer treatment. Seventeen-year-old Hannah Viens is acutely aware of this challenge. “I struggle with emotions, sometimes they can go from one to the next really quickly,” she shares. “My...

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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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Confessions of a ‘Stache Faker

By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice February is Mustache Month for Carousel and I'm a 'Stache Faker for the cause! I didn't want to sit by the sidelines and watch men grow hairy lips when Kansas City...

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