Care at Kansas City Hospice House™

When medical problems are too serious to be managed at home, short inpatient stays at hospice house may help:

♦ Get symptoms under control – close round-the-clock attention by our physicians and care team at hospice house makes it possible to frequently assess and adjust medications to treat pain, breathing problems, nausea, fatigue, weakness and other problems.

♦ Transition from the hospital – when you leave the hospital but need more time to adjust medications, our team will adjust the medication plan as needed and teach family members what they need to know as you transition to home care.

♦ Increase support – sometimes home support is not available, the environment is unsafe or your family is unable to provide care in the home.

♦ Stabilize treatment – when you need assistance adjusting medications, emotional and social assessment, or therapy.

When you come to Kansas City Hospice House™, family members are relieved of the stress of providing hourly care and can instead focus on relationships and making the most of your time together.

Occasionally, patients who improve but are unable to return home may continue to stay at Kansas City Hospice House™ as residential patients. This type of care also is referred to as non-acute or routine home care. This level of care is often only partially reimbursed by Medicare or insurance, so you may be charged a room and board fee. If you cannot pay the room and board fee, reduction or waiver of the fee may be possible if financial support guidelines are met.

Care From a Team for the Whole Family

While receiving care at Kansas City Hospice House™, you receive the same services from team members that hospice offers in other settings. In addition to doctors and nurses, our team includes social workers, chaplains, a dietitian and volunteers. Your personal physicians are welcome to continue to work with you during your stay, or our physicians are also available.

We also have staff who can work with children in the family and who can use art and music as a tool to help people of all ages express and work through their emotions. Services are designed to meet the individual needs of you and your family.

In addition, there are many other caring programs that help make this time less stressful for families. All are welcomed by the hospitality of Kansas City Hospice House™, which includes fresh homemade soup and other refreshments available all day for your family.