Admissions at NorthCare Hospice House

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The first step in the admissions process is to call us at 816.363.2600. You, a family member, your physician or another medical professional may call to inquire about admission to NorthCare Hospice House.

A nurse will visit you, provide an assessment, and speak with you and your family about all of the options that are available to you.

On the day you arrive, our staff will meet with you and your family members so that everyone can get acquainted with the facility.

Services are usually covered by Medicare, Medicaid and some private insurance policies. Please be ready to provide insurance information as soon as possible. For people with commercial insurance as a primary payer, pre-authorization may be required before admission and we will assist you in that process.

As a not-for-profit organization, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is dedicated to serving all in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Our staff will assist families in determining reimbursement or the need for assistance.

  • 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
  • "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
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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
  • "The people who work here made it such a comfortable, warm environment that it wasn't scary." — Cathy Alpert
  • "The nurses were like angels. We were so lucky to have them take care of my mom." — Karen Bormaster
  • "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
  • "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."
  • "I would have been lost without your counsel and help." — family member