News and Views – Passages

Journeys Newsletter

 

  • Day of the Dead honors those who have passed before us - By Jewelee Lukowski, Art Teacher at Bernard Campbell Middle School, Lee's Summit R-7 School District Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a day of remembrance and an opportunity for individuals to come together to honor, reflect and celebrate the memory of loved ones who have passed before us. I have been… Continue Reading
  • Day of the Dead is a celebration of life - Halloween approaches and with it a Latino cultural traditional little understood in our culture. The Day of the Dead, or El Día de Los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday that honors the dead. From a grief therapy point of view, it honors the living experience of grief. Continue Reading
  • No right way to grieve - by Susan Wurtenberger, MS, LMSW, Grief Support Specialist There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are no acceptable or unacceptable emotions. There is no timeline for adjusting. There is no prescribed way to cope. Am I doing this right? It's a common question. Your grief is your own, and, just like your… Continue Reading
  • Sprinkle Day - by Jacque Amweg, LSCSW, LCSW, CT, Clinical Social Worker, EMDR Therapist Sprinkle Day. Did you ever think it would feel so good to simply drive through town or sit ten feet from a loved one in the driveway? Could you ever have imagined that working in the grocery store would become as frenzied as it… Continue Reading
  • Celebrating our 40th Anniversary - This year is our 40th anniversary of caring for the families of Kansas City. On November 3, 1980, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care was founded to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness or by grief. 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 Care

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 Care

Palliative Home Health Care

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 Care

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 Pediatric Care

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 Pediatric Care
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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