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Finding Joy – a Chaplain’s story of pie, tea and memories

by Joel Carmer, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care There are many paths to finding joy and peace. Some people find joy in their family and shared memories. Others have hobbies and creative outlets. For some, it's a...

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Les Pebley’s legacy of love and compassion

Les Pebley's legacy of love. On a cold December day almost ten years ago, Lester (Les) Pebley, Kansas City Hospice board member Fran, and her husband Arnie had lunch with Kansas City Hospice staff. During their conversation Les shared that...

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Solace House

Search for solace

A search for solace. Christina Curlett was considerate and selfless with a great sense of humor. Diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma, Christina leaned on those life skills. Her husband Greg recalled, “When cancer came, it was the most important time...

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Michele Parrish tradition of support

Personal experience is typically an individual’s first connection to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. That rings true for local realtor Michele Parrish. Michele leads a real estate team in the Overland Park Keller Williams office. She has donated a...

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Kansas City Hospice Ron Stokes

Mallin Award for Employee Excellence

[caption id="attachment_20824" align="alignleft" width="286"] Mel Mallin with Ron Stokes, RN.[/caption] The Lore and Mel Mallin Award for Employee Excellence recognizes one staff member annually. This employee best exemplifies the KCH Guiding Principles of Compassion, Enrichment, Choices, Expertise, Respect, Balance, Stewardship,...

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An enduring legacy of care and generosity

An enduring legacy of care and generosity. Dr. Shirley Salmon’s legacy of compassion lives on at Kansas City Hospice House™. Patients and staff often experienced Dr. Shirley Salmon’s sweet smile and gentle spirit as she walked the halls of Kansas...

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shining a bright light for others

Sustaining Angel shines a bright light for others

Sustaining Angel shining a bright light for others Words almost never have one single meaning. Sustain, for example, can mean “to support something” or “to endure a trial or hardship.” In the context of Kansas City Hospice, sustain means both....

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Holiday adoption program makes the season brighter

The holiday adoption program makes the season brighter for families cared for by Kansas City Hospice. For most of us, the holiday season is a time to rest. We get away from the daily stress of work and life, relax...

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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...

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Let music therapy provide comfort

by Jesse Heilman, MT-BC, Music Therapist at Kansas City Hospice Let music therapy provide comfort. During this pandemic season, music helps with emotional expression, mind and body relaxation, connection to our loved ones, and overall well-being. Listening to music with...

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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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