Programs for Patients at Every Stage of Serious Illness

Most patients with serious illness don’t consider palliative or hospice care until it’s too late in the disease process for both patient and family to receive the full benefit of the programs. We want to partner with you early in the process to help address both medical needs and quality of life. Our programs and services are designed to help you provide the best possible care, starting while you are still providing curative treatment and helping you support your patient and their family with an interdisciplinary team that helps implement your plan of care.

Palliative home care during serious illness – the area’s first palliative home care team to provide patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of serious illness, whatever the diagnosis. Patients feel better, families cope better and patients may live longer. Patients may be receiving active care, or not be ready or appropriate for hospice.

Transition to hospice – our hospice care teams will help you provide your patients with the care and support they need as their disease progresses and needs change. Our coordinated approach helps reduce patient anxiety and hospital admission, increasing both the quality and quantity of life, while also giving support to the family.

A place almost like homeKansas City Hospice House™  and NorthCare Hospice House are havens to patients and families alike when the patient needs pain management, control of other distressing symptoms or an around-the-clock nursing presence.

Dedicated care for children – special skills and special hearts are needed to care for seriously ill children and their families, even before birth. Carousel Pediatric and Perinatal programs are dedicated teams with the experience and expertise families need.

Support for familiesSolace House, Camp Erin, Camp Carousel, Grief Support specialists and Passages counselors offer comfort to children, individuals and families.

Unparalleled volunteers – over 400 dedicated volunteers bring such a breadth of services to patients and families.

Unmatched expertise – our team of palliative medicine physicians and ARPNs head up an award-winning expert staff.

A commitment to Kansas City – KC’s original hospice and still not-for-profit, we have been devoted to caring for our community since 1980. Our focus in entirely local, with a local board of directors.

Payment and Eligibility

Palliative home care, hospice services and care at the Kansas City Hospice House™ are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance policies. Learn more about Medicare Hospice Benefits

As a not-for-profit organization, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is committed to serving all in need, regardless of their financial resources.

Our staff is very skilled in helping people to understand their insurance coverage or the need for assistance and they will work closely with you and your patient so that they may receive the care they need.

We will assist you in every way to help decide which services are right for your patients. Learn more about criteria for admissions.

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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