A Home Away from Home
Hospice care is usually provided in the familiar surroundings of home. But, sometimes the need for care gets more complicated and families can get overwhelmed. That’s why we provide this home away from home, where expert care is combined with beautiful surroundings and wonderful support for families — where every single person knows what you’re going through and is there only to help you.
We’re Here When You Need Extra Care
Kansas City Hospice House™ specializes in short-term care for medical problems that are too serious or complex to be managed at home.
Pain, shortness of breath, anxiety, or other distressing symptoms sometimes require a short inpatient stay.
Our care teams are expert in getting pain and difficult symptoms under control and, if stabilized, you may return to your home setting for continued hospice support.
Learn more about inpatient care.
The Comforts of Home
Comfortable spaces, quiet corners and natural surroundings promote a sense of peace. You and your family can let go of the uneasiness and anxiety that comes with serious illness, with:
♦ 32 large private rooms – plenty of space for family and serene outdoor views
♦ Spaces for loved ones to gather
♦ Porches and patios with easy access
♦ Children’s play areas
♦ Spiritual areas for meditation and prayer
♦ Kitchen, dining and laundry facilities
♦ Parking just steps away
♦ Meals by a professional chef
♦ Homemade soup and refreshments for families throughout the day
♦ Visitors made welcome anytime
♦ Caring staff and volunteers who anticipate your needs
Relief from the Stresses of Caregiving
Many families comment during their stay that they’ve been able to return to being a family instead of focusing on illness and caregiving. Our physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers work around-the-clock to assure your comfort. You can focus on your relationships and making the most of your time together.
Kansas City Palliative Medicine Clinic
The area’s only dedicated palliative medicine practice is located inside the Kansas City Hospice House™. Our team of nationally recognized physicians are board certified in hospice and palliative care. Their expertise in managing pain and other distressing symptoms is focused on the goals that you and your family have set – on fulfilling your wishes and keeping you comfortable. Learn more about our physicians.
Services are usually covered by Medicare, Medicaid and some private insurance policies. As a not-for-profit organization, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is dedicated to serving all patients in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Our staff will assist families in determining reimbursement or need for assistance.
How Care Begins
When you, your doctor or healthcare provider call, we will send a nurse to visit you, evaluate your needs and answer any questions. Learn more about the admissions process.
Dear KC Hospice House Staff, You recently cared for my mother… We are so grateful for the care that she received from your wonderful staff and volunteers. Although it was a difficult time for our family, your caring and thoughtful staff was a great source of comfort to all of us. With thanks, Family
"All the Angels at Hospice House, thank you for all the compassionate care for my husband and our family as he journeyed to his eternal home two years ago."
"Thank you so much for your exceptional attention and thoughtfulness in the gentle care of my mother. The overwhelming feeling of peace and professionalism is such a comfort for both patient and family. This enables difficult times to become bearable."
"My mom was not going to be able to attend my wedding because she was at Hospice House. The chaplain offered to marry us here in the chapel so my mom could be with us. Volunteers helped to provide bouquets and cake. I had a wonderful reception in the kitchen area. My mom’s favorite nurse Deanna even attended the service in the chapel and made sure my mom was comfortable. My family was very grateful for the staff and volunteers."
"The nurses were like angels. We were so lucky to have them take care of my mom." — Karen Bormaster
"The people who work here made it such a comfortable, warm environment that it wasn't scary." — Cathy Alpert
"I watched a dear friend go through hospice with her son, and she was inspired with a passion to provide our community with a haven of rest, comfort, peace and expert care. When she asked Larry and me to help build the Kansas City Hospice House, how could we say no? We have been involved ever since, as have our children, and now our grandchildren." — Beverly Mallin
"I had never had an experience with hospice until my mother's physician recommended the Kansas City Hospice House to our family. The care given to our mother was the very best. The compassion and kindness by the doctors and nurses helped all of us during this time. We were so relieved that she was there. We were able to have all of the family around her and her grandsons brought over things from her house to make it memorable for us all. I hope that every family who needs it can have this kind of experience and that's why I think people should give their support." — Scott Westlake
"I would have been lost without your counsel and help." — family member
"Each and every one of the staff provided a tender touch, a warm hug, a conversation without feeling rushed, a smile, and a genuine overall concern for Mom and all of us." — a patient's daughter