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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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Nature provides solace at hospice house

By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Nature provides solace in ways that we don't completely understand. Gardens and natural surroundings enrich the body and soul. We've come to recognize the many benefits of exposure...

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It’s a picnic, it’s a sporting event, it’s a fun-raiser!

  By Kiran Chandra, Director of Corporate and Community Engagement, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Classic Waldo Fun-Raiser reaches a milestone! Sunday, August 12, 2018, marks the 10th year that Pat Sanders, owner of Patrick’s Bar & No Grill,...

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Grief Support at Kansas City Hospice

Grief in the Digital Age

By Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist   Grief is an internal process and mourning may make grief public, but what does it mean to go through a private experience when people are used to sharing everything through social media?...

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Camp Erin gives grieving children a place to find support

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and...

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Smiles for Camp Erin

This week it's time to prepare for grief camp and Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is getting ready for Camp Erin. The grief support specialists are putting together a Journey Bag for the 9 and 10-year-old campers. It's an activity...

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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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Kathy Corbin 2018 Heart of Hospice Administrative Volunteer Award

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/255577598/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] The Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association has awarded Kathy Corbin with the 2018 Heart of Hospice Award for her unique jewelry recycling program at Top Drawer, an upscale resale boutique in Leawood benefitting Kansas City...

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Stevie Shuchart receives 2018 Heart of Hospice Employee Award

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/255575771/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] The Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association has awarded Stephanie “Stevie” Shuchart, LCMSW, with the 2018 Heart of Hospice Award for her outstanding work in caring for hospice patients, their families and the community. Stevie developed...

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Kansas City Hospice What is hospice

What is hospice?

Hospice is a family-centered approach to care at the end of life that focuses on making every day count. It is provided with a team of experts that bring as much or as little care as you want to you...

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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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