Our Stories

Cooking and grief – why does it matter what I eat?

By Debbie Wilson, LCSW, Grief Support Specialist with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Cooking and grief may not seem to go hand in hand. But, I hear from so many people "why does it matter what I eat?" After the...

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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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Volunteers Love Working at Top Drawer

by Lori Feagins, Manager of Top Drawer Resale Boutique, benefiting Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteers love working at Top Drawer! Why do volunteers enjoy giving back to Kansas City Hospice by donating their time? "It warms my heart...

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Are you ready for Sunday Night Live?

A few words from Marny and John Sherman, Honorary Chairs, and Kim and Tom Curry, Event Chairs: We are excited to lead this year's Sunday Night Live, Kansas City Hospice's signature event, and ask that you partner with us to...

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We Honor Vets

We Honor Veterans – Independence Day and Every Day

It's an honor and a privilege to be asked to care for veterans — an honor that we at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care take very seriously. For many years we have been part of the We Honor Veterans...

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grief in the summer

Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief

  by Melissa Waugh MS, Grief Support Specialist This week marks the first day of summer. Despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer may bring challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for...

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Volunteering is 3 times blessed

When you volunteer: 1. You bless the organization you've chosen. 2. You bless the person or family you impact. 3. You give blessings to yourself. Our 500+ volunteers at Kansas City Hospice will tell you that they receive as much...

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A Passion for Art at Any Age

A Passion for Art at Any Age by Sheila Palmer, Volunteer with Kansas City Hospice When you volunteer in hospice, you so often meet really interesting people. I have been visiting a wonderful 96-year-old named Nina who is pretty remarkable....

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Happy Valentine’s Day

We're sending you a Valentine today, plus this special message from our President & CEO, David Wiley. [ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/317328878/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"]   The mission of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort,...

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Gary Kirkland Heart of Hospice Award

Gary Kirkland was awarded the 2019 Heart of Hospice Patient Care Volunteer Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on February 6, 2019. Gary has spent more than 13 years volunteering with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care....

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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

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

Palliative Home Health

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

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

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
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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