Grief Support

Working through grief

March 31, 2021

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…

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Grief in a time of pandemic

March 2, 2021

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…

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40 years of excellence

November 17, 2020

40 years ago, on November 3, 1980, we served our first patient and continued on to care for 74 more patients and families by the end of that year. We were fortunate to have a glimpse into the early days when we heard from our first nurse Mary Lou Hathaway as she joined us virtually at our signature event, Sunday Night LIve, last month. Her reflections of creating our original mission statement and developing our initial protocols were interesting. My favorite part of her comments was when she recounted the importance of listening to our initial hospice patients and families – some things don’t change do they?

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We Honor Veterans Vietnam Era

November 11, 2020

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 much different experiences as they worked in country and as they rotated home. Sometimes sharing those memories is painful and sometimes cathartic. One of these memories is shared here by the woman who experienced it.

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Day of the Dead is a celebration of life

November 2, 2020

Halloween approaches and with it a Latino cultural traditional little understood in our culture. The Day of the Dead, or El Día de Los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. From a grief therapy point of view, it honors the living experience of grief.

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Day of the Dead 2020

October 23, 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…

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No right way to grieve

October 5, 2020

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.…

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Sprinkle Day

October 2, 2020

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…

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Fall is a season for reflection

October 1, 2020

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…

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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

September 30, 2020

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 affected by life-limiting illness or by grief.

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