Home Health 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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Infection prevention is critical in home health care

Avoiding infection during home health care is important for both those giving and receiving care. Both hospice at home and palliative home health care teams help families under the basics of infection prevention. We hope this information will help keep...

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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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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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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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Kansas City Hospice Receives Prestigious National Award

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors national award recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. “We are excited to recognize the...

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Live Longer and Better with Palliative Home Health Care

Numerous studies have shown what palliative and hospice professionals have seen for themselves — people with serious illness who receive palliative home health care and hospice care live longer and feel better. The earlier supportive care begins, the greater the benefit....

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Palliative Home Health Care – Care When and Where you Need It

When you’re dealing with a serious illness, you may need extra support at home. Palliative home health care is supportive care at home that not only improves quality of life — it may extend it. Studies have shown that palliative...

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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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