Kansas City Hospice House™

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In response to the pandemic, we have made some changes to visitor policies. Please refer to Visitor Information for details.


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 a hospice house, a 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

View photos of the Kansas City Hospice House™. View a booklet from our 10th anniversary celebration.

Our hospice house in the Northland is NorthCare Hospice House.

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.

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Accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice

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 Care

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 Care

Palliative Home Health Care

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 Care

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 Pediatric Care

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 Pediatric Care
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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