Visitor Meals

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Where to Eat

Our patients will receive meal trays and be offered snacks.

For visiting family and friends, Riverbend Grille is located on the 1st floor of the Hospital and is open from 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. The Riverbend Grille serves a variety of foods. They have a grill station, salad bar, deli and hot foods along with a specialty bar and sometimes a Stir-It-Up special.

  • A breakfast bar is available daily from 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch is served daily from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner is served from 3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Grill, Deli and Salad Bars open from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Beverages and pre-prepared foods are available from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Visitors may call the Riverbend Grille (extension 5320 option 0) if they would like to have food for themselves delivered along with the patient’s meal. The Riverbend Grille will send a bill with the meal and visitors may pay the Cashier at the Hospital. The staff at the Hospice House can give directions to the Riverbend Grille and to the Cashier.

The Season’s Café is also located in the Hospital on the 1st Floor of the Pavilion. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have fresh pastries, gourmet salads, and specialty coffees to eat there or take out. They are open on weekdays only. Their hours are Monday – Friday from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Visitors may also access vending machines in the Pavilion and ER waiting areas. Hospice House staff will direct you to the vending areas.

If visitors wish to leave the campus to eat, North Kansas City has several restaurants within a few minutes of the campus. Information and directions are available at the Unit Secretary desk.

Bringing Food from the Outside

A family refrigerator is provided for families to bring in food for themselves and their loved ones. It can be stored in the refrigerator located in the family kitchen. All foods must be covered or in an appropriate container, labeled with the patient’s initials for identification and dated with a marker. Hospice House staff will provide labels and markers if needed. Families are responsible for removing items from the refrigerator on the third day past the labeled date. Items not removed by the third day will be discarded by Hospice House staff.

Please be courteous of other families who share the kitchen area. There may be as many as 16 patients in the Hospice House with visiting family members. When you are finished using the microwave, please wipe it out with a wet paper towel. Also please wipe off the kitchen counters when you are finished using them. There are paper towels and Clorox wipes on the kitchen counter.

Disposable plates, bowls, utensils etc. will be available in the family kitchen. A family microwave will be available for heating food. We ask that visitors using the family kitchen clean up after themselves.

There is a gas grill on the East side of the building that may be used by families. Families are asked to bring their own grilling tools.