Grief Support

Circle of Lights

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Circle of Lights was published in the May/June 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. [caption id="attachment_21124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez “I juggled an umbrella in one hand and my...

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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Grief

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs for Kansas City Hospice Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are usually happy celebrations. But for people who’ve lost a parent, those days may trigger feelings of sadness, loss and regret. Some believe the...

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Gift of Hope

Working through grief

Learn how one local family moved forward in hope and peace by working through grief in programs specially designed for children and adults. Mason In the sweltering heat of August in Kansas City, Greg Curlett stepped into the backyard with...

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Solace House

Grief in a time of pandemic

as featured in Healthy Kansas City March/April 2021 Grief is one of our most fundamental emotions. From the first moments of life, we cry to feel better and to release emotion. We come together in families and in the community...

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Black History Month at Kansas City Hospice

Kansas City Hospice is pleased to observe Black History Month this February as we continue forward in efforts to deepen our Diversity & Inclusion efforts. Each February since 1976, the U.S. celebrates achievements by Black Americans and recognizes their central...

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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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We Honor Veterans Vietnam Era

It is an honor and a privilege to care for veterans facing serious illness and the end of life. Each conflict comes with its own memories and challenges as our veterans look back on their lives. Vietnam era veterans faced...

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Day of the Dead and Grief Support

Day of the Dead is a celebration of life

Part One of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills.  Join us this year for a VIRTUAL Day of the Dead! [caption id="attachment_13486" align="alignleft" width="300"]...

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Solace House

Day of the Dead 2020

Join us in a virtual Day of the Dead celebration with Solace House and Kansas City Hospice. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a day of commemoration - an opportunity for individuals to come together to honor,...

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Grief support group for parent loss Solace House

No right way to grieve

by Susan Wurtenberger, MS, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are no acceptable or unacceptable emotions. There is no timeline for adjusting. There is no prescribed way to cope. Am I doing...

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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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