Medicare Criteria for Admissions

Medicare provides specific guidelines for determining eligibility for palliative home health care and hospice. If you have questions specific to a patient, please call Information and Admissions at 816.276.2700.

Palliative Home Health Care — Patients are generally homebound and have skilled needs. Palliative home care is available while patient meets criteria.

Hospice — Patients need not be homebound and are reviewed for appropriateness at 90 days, then every 60 days. Physician confirms they have a terminal illness with expected survival 6 months or less.

Kansas City Hospice House™ — Inpatient care may be required for pain control or acute or chronic symptom management that cannot feasibly be provided in any other setting. It is initiated when other efforts to manage symptoms are ineffective. There is no particular disease, condition, or symptom specified that is a qualifier for GIP. It is intended to be a short term intervention, but there is no limit on the number of days or number of episodes of GIP each patient receives.

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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

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 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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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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