Volunteer Stories

Sunday Night Live Patron Party

It’s a Garden Soiree to Help Local Families

We're counting the days until this garden soiree to help local families. Deborah Smith and Dr. Mark Myron have opened their lovely garden to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care on September 5. When supporters purchase Patron Tickets to our...

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SNL Primetime Raffle

Raffles bring comfort and care to Kansas City families

Kansas City is an amazing place to live and work. And, for almost 40 years, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care has cared for the families of this place we all call home. Today we want to tell you about...

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Solace House

Head for the Cure supports Solace House

by Lisa Templeton-Farmer, Director of Grief Programs at Kansas City Hospice and Solace House. Head for the Cure events are community-powered fundraisers bringing the fight against brain cancer. Join us for the Head for the Cure 5K in Kansas City...

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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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Grief Support Children and Adults

When Families Grieve

A safe place for families to grieve & heal When families grieve they face unique challenges helping children understand, cope and heal. Family dynamics can further complicate grief. Plus, if a death is sudden or unexpected, families may have the...

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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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Circle of Lights Photo Essay 2019

On May 21, 2019 our annual Circle of Lights was once again scheduled to light up the Plaza with more than 1,300 luminaries. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had more rain in store. [ebs_row] [ebs_column lg="8" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] [/ebs_column] [ebs_column...

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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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Kansas City Hospice

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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Kansas City Hospice House

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 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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