The Interdisciplinary Team

Both palliative care and hospice care make use of an interdisciplinary team (IDT) approach that augments the services you provide to your patients. You direct the care which is coordinated by the patient’s RN case manager. You’ll help decide what your patients need and they can pick and choose from the many optional services that area available.

The interdisciplinary team offers a full range of expert health care providers:

  • Nurses — a nurse case manager handles all the details, assessing needs, educating family, coordinating with your office and ordering durable medical equipment
  • Home Health Aides — aides provide personal care like bathing and dressing assistance
  • Social Workers — social workers provide resources as needed and desired, provide counseling and refer to community agencies if necessary
  • Chaplains — non-denominational chaplains support all spiritual practices, work with the patient’s clergy and assist with memorial preparations
  • Doctors — our board-certified palliative care and hospice physicians are available to offer expert pain and symptom management
  • Volunteers — volunteers offer companionship your patient and their family, offer respite care, assist with pet care, run errands and much more
  • Art Therapists — art therapy provides a creative outlet for patient and family to express emotions
  • Music Therapists — music therapy can help manage pain and anxiety, help patients connect with loved ones and help express emotions
  • Other Therapists — if needed, physical therapy, occupational therapy, wound care and dietitians are available
  • Grief Support Specialists — families receive 13 months support after a death and offer many resources for families
  • Pediatric Specialists — special hearts and expert hands care for children and teens, and a perinatal team begins family services upon diagnosis in utero

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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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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