Grief Support Services

We want you to be aware of the grief support services available to families in our care. Grief is one of the most challenging experiences in life that we must face. Each person’s grief is unique. We’re here to support you on your journey of healing – to help you find ways to cope and provide support, guidance and hope for the future. In the weeks after the death of your loved one, a Grief Support Specialist will attempt to contact you. If you wish, one of our staff will visit with you to explain our program. Together, the two of you will decide which of our services may be helpful.

Services are provided by Kansas City Hospice. The Medicare Hospice Benefits provides grief support to families no matter where your loved one lived. So if you need services in this area, please give us a call. Or, if you need services outside this area, we can help you find the resources you need in your area.

Grief Support Services Our Grief Support Specialists have backgrounds in social work or counseling, and experience in working with grieving people. For some basic information on understanding grief read Understanding Grief.

Individual Support One-on-one counseling helps you through the grief process – in person or by phone.

Volunteer Support Trained volunteers provide emotional and social support through phone calls, plus occasional home visits. Learn more about volunteer services.

Education and Support Workshops and support groups are offered at locations around the KC Metro area for adults who have lost a loved one. Topics include:  understanding the grief process, dealing with difficult emotions, role changes, handling the holidays, finding support systems and learning new practical skills. See our current schedule. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!

Mailings Information is mailed for a year following your loss, including articles on grief, invitations to memorial events and more. View our current issue of Journeys newsletter.

Information and Referral Connect to other mental health professionals and resources, if needed and desired, for more assistance adjusting to loss, or for long-term counseling.

Child/Teen Services Specialized programs are available for children/teens, including family counseling, support groups through Solace House, weekend camps and support for caregivers. Learn more about child/teen services.

 

View our Grief Support Services brochure online.

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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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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