Volunteer Stories

Much more than a store, it’s a story

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Much more than a store, it’s a story was published in the July/August 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. I pulled a beautiful jacket out of the box and smiled. I...

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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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Alzheimer's Disease

Please wear a tux

Guest blog by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care “Please wear a tux,” I said over the phone to Don, the classical violinist I was hiring to play a special concert for my Romanian soul mate,...

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Heroes for Hospice 2021

Heroes for Hospice 5K is a run/walk that raises money for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care and MidlandCare of Topeka. H4H is the brainchild of two Kansas City philanthropists. Both have very personal connections with hospice. The pandemic put...

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Circle of Lights

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez Circle of Lights was published in the May/June 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. [caption id="attachment_21124" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez “I juggled an umbrella in one hand and my...

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Kansas City Hospice

Advance directives – who will speak for you if you are unable?

By David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Healthcare Decisions Day is every April 16 to remind us about advance planning. Because it's the day after tax day, it's easy to remember! “I have an...

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Mustache Month raffle for a Peloton Bike+

If social distancing is giving you the blues, we MUSTACHE you a question! How about joining us for the silliest FUN-raiser for a serious cause? Each February we liven up the cold winter and support kiddos in KC needing hospice...

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Carousel Pediatric Hospice

Enjoy each day

Enjoy each day. A story of Carousel Pediatric Hospice Care, originally published in 2019. Balancing emotions and finding expressive outlets can be especially difficult during cancer treatment. Seventeen-year-old Hannah Viens is acutely aware of this challenge. “I struggle with emotions,...

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This Thanksgiving we focus on the thanks

This Thanksgiving we focus on the thanks! It’s been a difficult year for all of us, but it's especially difficult for those facing serious illness who cannot be together with their loved ones right now. Some might even feel that this...

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Solace House

Day of the Dead 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 - an opportunity for individuals to come together to honor,...

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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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