Stories of Support

  • A Legacy of Love - by Sherry Ainsworth My heart broke when my best friend, Carmela, had to tell her children, ages 6 and 9, that mommy had breast cancer. They couldn’t really grasp the full extent of what that could possibly mean for their young lives. They quickly found out that it meant mom was sick a lot of Continue Reading
  • 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 a pet. What happens if you’re too weak to walk the dog or change the cat litter? NorthCare joined Kansas City Hospice this year in offering Pet Peace of Continue Reading
  • 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 Arnie Martinsen family, whose adult son Peter died in a British hospice. Under the leadership Continue Reading
  • 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 veterans and their families, and the need to accompany and guide them through their life Continue Reading
  • 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 by the family of a KCHH patient, who noticed the old frayed flag and wanted Continue Reading

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 every 4-6 weeks 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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