Kansas City Palliative Home Care

Palliative care at home during any stage of serious illness.

Rx for better quality of life

Would you write an Rx for a treatment to reduce pain and other symptoms, keep patients out of the ER and reduce readmissions – a treatment with clinically proven results – one that gives you better control of patient outcomes while reducing stress on the patient and their family?

Palliative care is different than hospice care

Supportive care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness – whatever the diagnosis. Patients may be receiving active care, or not be ready or appropriate for hospice. It is compatible with all other medical treatments and only available in the home, not in skilled facilities. See Criteria for Admissions.

As your care partner, we’ll

  • Improve patient compliance with your plan of treatment
  • Help you manage symptoms
  • Assist with difficult conversations 
  • Educate patients and families on disease process, advance directives and making decisions
  • Assist you, patient and family with transitions in care, from outpatient to hospital, palliative medicine to hospice, home to long-term care and more
  • Provide social workers and chaplains for emotional and spiritual support
  • Provide consults with our expert palliative medicine providers
  • Offer services beyond the scope of Medicare/Medicaid and insurance, such as social worker, chaplain, volunteer assistance with home needs and much more

Involving palliative care early in a diagnosis provides real benefits to patients.

Our experience and clinical studies have shown us that beginning supportive care early has a positive impact. Patients feel better, families cope better and patients may live longer.

Referral guidelines

Comfort at home during serious illness

Since 1980, our nonprofit, community-based organization has delivered quality, compassionate hospice care. And, for over 10 years we’ve offered palliative care in the home, bringing comfort to patients earlier in the disease process. With the same type of expert inter-disciplinary team (link) as hospice, we include nurses, therapists, social workers, chaplains and dedicated volunteers.

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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