News and Views – Passages

  • Shattered Bowl Project – Art Therapy for Grief - By Denise Brown, MA, ATR -  Expressive Therapist & Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care What does a shattered bowl have to do with grief? Imagine that the shattered bowl represents your shattered heart or your shattered life. How will you put yourself back together after experiencing grief and loss? When… Continue Reading
  • Summer Provides Challenges when Coping with Grief -   by Melissa Waugh MS, Grief Support Specialist This week marks the first day of summer. Despite the warm weather and more daylight, summer may bring challenges when coping with grief. Summer can be a favorite season of the year for many. You may look forward to having more energy to get out and do things.… Continue Reading
  • Volunteering is 3 times blessed - When you volunteer: 1. You bless the organization you've chosen. 2. You bless the person or family you impact. 3. You give blessings to yourself. Our 500+ volunteers at Kansas City Hospice will tell you that they receive as much or more from their efforts as do the lives they impact. Think volunteering with hospice… Continue Reading
  • Sorting Through - Sorting Through by Christy Hansen, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice When you must sort through a loved one’s belongings, it can be an overwhelming and emotional task. Whether it’s a home that holds a lifetime of memories or a shared space where many objects are a painful reminder, approaching the process with… Continue Reading
  • Day of the Dead can inspire us to cope with grief - Part Three of a three-part series on how grief support looks to traditions like Day of the Dead to help people learn new coping skills. In Part Two, we explored the traditions while discussing how they might provide a different perspective for anyone grieving a loved one. Now in Part Three, we'll look at some of… Continue Reading

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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