Luminary community newsletter

Welcome to Luminary

Luminary is a community newsletter published biannually by Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care to share stories celebrating life, love, grace and generosity.

We hope in these pages you will find inspiration and comfort from our shared sense of community, and that you will feel proud of the difference you have made for local families.


Issues


Articles

  • music therapy

    Power of music to connect

    The power of music is undeniable. Whether you like dancing to the top hits or relaxing to the classics, music brings joy. It helps us relax and even helps “blow off steam” at the end of a long day. Music can invoke a range of...

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  • Sustaining Angel

    Remembering KC roots

    Remembering KC Roots and four special people was originally published in the Spring 2021 issue of Luminary newsletter. There are certain moments in our lives that resonate, carrying us through difficult times. They bring a smile to our face and a familiar feeling. Sometimes, the...

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  • Kansas City Hospice

    Champions of Carousel pediatric care

    Kansas City Hospice is grateful to the team at Chicken N Pickle for becoming the champions of Carousel pediatric care! Chicken N Pickle took North Kansas City by storm in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. The indoor/outdoor complex includes delicious food, eight pickleball courts. Plus,...

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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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