Volunteer Stories

Helping care for the beloved pets of hospice patients

Pet Peace of Mind Many people dealing with serious illness worry more about their family than their own care. And, for many, their constant companion is their pets. What happens if you’re too weak to walk the dog or change...

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Ten Years of Serving the Community

In May and June of this year, several events commemorated the 10th anniversary of Kansas City’s first hospice house. It was a long held dream that came true when it opened in April, 2006. Inspiration came from the Fran and...

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Veterans Service Award

Kansas City Hospice and NorthCare Hospice are proud participants in We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The program recognizes the unique needs of America’s...

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Honoring Veterans

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, VFW Post 8100 raised a new flag at the Kansas City Hospice House™ in memory of long-time volunteer, Norm Rich, who was a WWII veteran and member of their post. The flag was donated...

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A Last Royals Game

When a volunteer contact the Royals, they agree to host hospice patient Jean C. with nurses Erin and Michael. “I really had to talk myself into going,” said Jean. “There are things that you just know you won’t be able...

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Comfort Bags Bring a Bit of Warmth

Sandy Yonke recently made 30 comfort bags for Kansas City Hospice House™ in memory of her late husband. The comfort bags are filled with field corn and encased in a washable cover.  They can be heated in a microwave and...

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An Honor Flight

Carl always wanted to go on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., but was unable to travel. So, the Honor Flight came to him. His care team and some creative volunteers arranged a virtual Honor Flight right in his home. They...

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A Day to Remember

Tanya's dream was to marry the love of her life, but only if her family could be around her. Her very large family was in Arizona, but she was not well enough to travel. That's when her social worker, Crispian,...

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My Kingdom for a Horse

The connection with animals is unique in our experience. James is a lifelong horse lover residing at Village Shalom and one of our volunteers knew exactly what would make his day. She made a special request come true when Lady came...

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Eddie the Dog Brings Comfort

Eddie and his owner Janice are frequent volunteers at the Kansas City Hospice House™ where Eddie feels right at home. Patients and families alike take comfort from this little dog with a big, big heart. Janice is often found playing...

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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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