Our Stories

Today and Every Day – We Honor Veterans

by Todd Steinbrecher, US Navy Veteran, Director of Patient Support Services for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Have you ever wondered how many Veterans have served in the United States Armed Forces? Over 40 million!   As I have...

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Think Before You Pink

By Judy Waechter RN, Community Nurse Liaison with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My family votes October the “Best Month of the Year.” We are Fall people. We love the weather, the colors,...

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Solace House Video Wins a PRISM Award

Solace House was represented at annual PRISM Awards Gala on September 20. The Public Relations Society of America of Kansas City hosted the event at Studio Dan Meiners. Kansas City Hospice + Solace House received the 2018 Silver Award for...

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Nature provides solace at hospice house

By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Nature provides solace in ways that we don't completely understand. Gardens and natural surroundings enrich the body and soul. We've come to recognize the many benefits of exposure...

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Sunday Night Live a benefit for Kansas City Hospice

The Angels of Kansas City Hospice present…

By Debbie McWatters and Anne O'Brien, volunteers with Angels of Kansas City Hospice Each year the Angels of Kansas City Hospice host Sunday Night Live, our signature fundraiser for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. This year is no exception....

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It’s a picnic, it’s a sporting event, it’s a fun-raiser!

  By Kiran Chandra, Director of Corporate and Community Engagement, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Classic Waldo Fun-Raiser reaches a milestone! Sunday, August 12 marks the 10th year that Pat Sanders, owner of Patrick’s Bar & No Grill, and...

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Perspective on Hospice and Palliative Care

I’m no expert but…

My perspective on hospice and palliative care By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care A few days before Christmas, the phone rang. “Hello, Auntie?” spoke my niece. “Tell me everything you know about hospice.” I took...

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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, and despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer provides challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for many....

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Camp Erin gives grieving children a place to find support

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and...

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Smiles for Camp Erin

This week it's time to prepare for grief camp and Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is getting ready for Camp Erin. The grief support specialists are putting together a Journey Bag for the 9 and 10-year-old campers. It's an activity...

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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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