What is Hospice

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: “It’s About How You Live”

By: Dr. Pamela Harris, KCH Director of Medical Programs Published: Nov 9, 2022 "It’s About How You Live" is this year’s theme for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month which we celebrate in November. Announced in 1978 by then President...

Continue Reading →

A furry angel prepared me for Alzheimer’s

Zorro was a special cat and I didn't know it at the time, but he was my furry angel. He prepared me in unexpected ways to help with my mom's Alzheimer's Disease. My brother called one day and said "I...

Continue Reading →

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

by David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. We're joining with hospices throughout the country to raise awareness about the many options for people who are affected by...

Continue Reading →
hospice care

Fall is a season for reflection

by David S. Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice Fall is a season for reflection. I love this time of year because of the change in the weather and the beauty of the Fall colors that will appear in...

Continue Reading →
A benefit for Kansas City Hospice

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

This year is our 40th anniversary of caring for the families of Kansas City. On November 3, 1980, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care was founded to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are...

Continue Reading →
Kansas City Surgeon faces a terminal illness

Patient, a surgeon’s journey

Patient, A Surgeon's Journey, is a documentary about a Kansas City heart surgeon diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and how he transformed his life. In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16) we share this video with you. Advance...

Continue Reading →
Palliative Care

World Hospice Day

About World Hospice and Palliative Care Day What is hospice and palliative care? Palliative care is a fundamental part of healthcare - and a human right. It is about relieving suffering and pain at any point in a patient’s diagnosis...

Continue Reading →
Kansas City Hospice

Debunking Myths about Hospice

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care In this era of social media, online info, hundreds of cable channels and streaming videos, why is it that myths about hospice and end-of-life care are still so...

Continue Reading →
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...

Continue Reading →
Kansas City Hospice What is hospice

What is hospice?

Hospice is a family-centered approach to care at the end of life that focuses on making every day count. It is provided with a team of experts that bring as much or as little care as you want to you...

Continue Reading →