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Volunteers

Pen Pal Program matches volunteers with people in hospice

by Mary Alice Weimer, Kansas City Hospice Volunteer A new Pen Pal Program lets volunteers continue working with hospice patients in a time of social distancing, nursing home lock-downs, and quarantines. As a volunteer for the past 7 years with...

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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...

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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...

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Solace House

Virtual Circle of Lights

  Our annual Circle of Lights was livestreamed on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm CDT.  You may view it now here:   [ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/419032645" dimensions="16by9"] Please share this link with your family and friends. It can be...

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Getting more “bang” for your charitable donation “buck”

by Paul Dreher, Financial Advisor, The Retirement Planning Group For many people the holiday season is more than a time of thanks, gatherings, and celebration. It is also a time of finishing Required Minimum Distributions. Perhaps extra holiday cash is...

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Kansas City Hospice education

National Handwashing Awareness Week

[ebs_frame bgcolor=" #00b0cc" fgcolor=" #fffffff"]National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 1-7![/ebs_frame] by Gloria Soendker RN, Director of Clinical Services, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy You can help yourself and others stay healthy...

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A Mother’s Love

[ebs_button style="btn-default btn-lg btn-block" type="link" target="true" title="DONATE NOW AND DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT" link="/HEART-OF-GOLD/"] A Mother’s Love Most of us will never experience the heartache, or the unending love, that comes with parenting a child with profound disabilities. Yet sometimes it’s...

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home health care

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

by David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. We're joining with hospices throughout the country to raise awareness about the many options for people who are affected by...

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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.  [caption id="attachment_13486" align="alignleft" width="300"] How to make sugar skulls - click image[/caption] By Denise Brown ...

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hospice chaplain

Spiritual care in hospice

by Melissa Bowers, MA, MPS, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Spiritual care is one of the three key areas of hospice care. Hospice addresses the whole person, providing care for the body, mind and spirit. Every family...

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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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