Stories of Support

Kansas City Hospice

Donors support the golden hour

There is a moment of warmth, just before the sun slips behind the horizon, when the world is infused with a soft, ethereal glow. Photographers call it the Golden Hour. At Kansas City Hospice, this Golden Hour reflects the moment...

Continue Reading →

Celebrating milestones with a committed partner

Celebrating milestones with a committed partner. Woodley Building Maintenance is one of the Midwest’s leading custodial service companies, founded in Kansas City in 1969 by Jimmy and Robery Woodley. More than 50 years later, the company has approximately 1,500 employees...

Continue Reading →
Jacque Amweg

Sprinkle Day

by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, LCSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker, EMDR Therapist Sprinkle Day. Did you ever think it would feel so good to simply drive through town or sit ten feet from a loved one in the driveway? Could you...

Continue Reading →
hospice care

Fall is a season for reflection

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice Fall is a season for reflection. I love this time of year because of the change in the weather and the beauty of the Fall colors that will appear in...

Continue Reading →
A benefit for Kansas City Hospice

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...

Continue Reading →
grief and loss

Telehealth grief support is easier than you think!

By Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist Did you ever imagine meeting with a Grief Support Specialist via telehealth? Probably not before the current pandemic, especially if you are not comfortable with technology. Perhaps your loved one handled all of...

Continue Reading →

The Lady in the Blue Car

Update June 22, 2020 — Top Drawer is moving around the corner and will reopen on July 6, 2020! We hope you enjoy this STORY about one of our wonderful donors. Originally published May 30, 2018. For the past eight...

Continue Reading →
Volunteering in a time of COVID-19

Volunteers Tackle COVID-19 during National Volunteer Week

by Melissa Basgall, Volunteer Manager at Kansas City Hospice April 19th-25th is National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is fortunate to have a passionate, dedicated team of volunteers. COVID-19 is a challenge that they have met...

Continue Reading →
Kansas City Hospice

Gay Ranes receives the Heart of Hospice Award

Each year the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association takes nominations from across the state for the Heart of Hospice Awards. We nominated people and programs in several categories. This year, Gay Ranes received the Heart of Hospice Award for...

Continue Reading →

Vulnerable families in KC need you now

[caption id="attachment_18132" align="alignright" width="400"] The Gold Team is one of six home care teams at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. With support by the inpatient teams at Kansas City Hospice House and NorthCare Hospice, our home care teams offer...

Continue Reading →


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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More