Podcasts

Podcasts from Senior Care Live are available online. The program airs each Saturday morning at 11:00 am CST on Talk980AM! Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is a frequent guest. To listen live, click HERE!

This program is for the family and friend caregivers providing care for the elderly. And, it’s of interest all seniors themselves learning about aging and self directing their own care.

Listen in on past podcasts!

January 4, 2020:  Grief and Loss at Kansas City Hospice

Steve Kuker visits with Lisa Farmer and Susan Wurtenberger from Kansas City Hospice. They discuss the many support programs offered by KCHPC for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Then, Steve discusses mistakes when choosing a senior care community.

2019 Podcasts

December 7, 2019:  Options for Care and Difficult End-of-Life Conversations

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. There’s a need for more serious-illness support with palliative care. Who can benefit from this special type of care? What can you expect from palliative care? David also discusses the importance of having difficult end-of-life conversations with loved ones. 

November 2, 2019:  The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. What is the difference between hospice and palliative care? Who is eligible for each service? Who could benefit from each service?

October 12, 2019:  Honoring and Caring for Veterans at End of Life

Steve Kuker visits with Dane Johnson, operator of Home Care Assistance KC. Discover how cost-effective home care Then, Steve visits with David Wiley and Todd Steinbrecher, from Kansas City Hospice. Discover how KC Hospice goes the extra mile for veterans and their families in our community!

September 7, 2019:  Philanthropy and Positive Effects on the Giver

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice and Caryn Hohnholt, Vice President of Development . They discuss philanthropy and the positive effect it has on the giver.

2019 Summer Podcasts

August 3, 2019:  Living Life to the Fullest

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice and Joel Carmer, Chaplain.  They discuss how hospice is about living life to the fullest with the time you have left. KCHPC helps patients and their families find peace and joy at the end of life.  Then, Steve visits with Dane Johnson about remaining independent at home. 

July 6, 2019:  Expressive Therapies Improve Quality of Life

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. Jesse Heilman, Music Therapist, talks about the expressive therapies. Kansas City Hospice offers music, art, and pet therapy.  Did you know that only 1 in 3 hospice providers offer expressive therapies for their patients?

June 1, 2019:  Understanding Types of Care Available for Serious Illness

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. Hospice and Palliative Care – what is included in these types of care, and the difference between the two services.  Then, Steve reviews the VA Aid and Attendance benefit that helps veterans pay for the high cost of senior care.

2019 Spring Podcasts

May 4, 2019:  The Powerful Tool of Remembrance

Listen in with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice and Lisa Farmer, Director of Grief Programs. They discuss the powerful tool of “remembrance” as we grieve as individuals and as a community during times of loss.

April 6, 2019:  National Healthcare Decisions Day

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. They discuss National Healthcare Decision Day which is April 16th. The need for a healthcare power of attorney and helpful resources regarding where you can get one.

March 9, 2019:  Social Work Month

Steve Kuker recognizes Social Work month. Then Steve reviews the levels of care available at Senior Care Communities

March 2, 2019:  The Many Benefits of Volunteering

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice, and Melissa Basgall, Manager of Volunteer Services. There are, many benefits to volunteering and giving back to the community. We also hear from long-time volunteer Doris Lisenby. She as been volunteering with KCHPC for 28 years! Doris, age 89, was recently awarded the Heart of Hospice Lifetime Achievement Award. Then, Steve visits with Keith Blay about remodeling to safely age in place.

2019 Winter Podcasts

February 2, 2019:  Self-Care for Caregivers

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice, about the importance of self-care as a caregiver. Then, Steve addresses the common question of moving from home to a senior care community. #SeniorCare #Caregiving #Hospice 

January 5, 2019:  Grief and Bereavement

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO, and Stevie Shuchart, Clinical Social Worker, from Kansas City Hospice. They discuss grief and bereavement and offer hope and resources the loss of a loved one. Then, Steve reviews how a stressed-out caregiver can maintain and recharge stamina.

2018 Winter Podcasts

December 1, 2018:  Pay Attention when Visiting the Elderly during the Holidays

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. What should family members should pay attention to when visiting an elderly loved one over the holidays? Plus, the need for having an Advance Directive in place to make your wishes known. Then Steve visits with Josh Buffum about using a Reverse Mortgage. 

November 3, 2018:  The Rising Tide of Alzheimer’s

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. They discuss their upcoming Continuing Education Event “The Rising Tide of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Then, Steve explains the seasonal demand for senior care communities. 

2018 Fall Podcasts

October 6, 2018:  Community Grief Support from Kansas City Hospice

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice and Lisa Farmer, Director of Grief Support Services. They discuss bereavement and the many ways Kansas City Hospice provides grief support. This includes grief support, the Passages program, grief support camps for children and their families, and Solace House. You do not have to be a patient to be supported by their grief support programs. Then, Steve breaks down the different levels of care offered by local senior care communities.

September 1, 2018:  The Many Myths of Hospice Care

Steve Kuker visits with David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. Together, they dispel many myths or commonly held beliefs about Hospice Care and correct the record with the facts. Then, Steve speaks with Keith Blay about remodeling your home to safely age in place.

August 4, 2018:  How to Choose a Hospice

Steve Kuker introduces David Wiley, President and CEO of Kansas City Hospice. They discuss the services provided by KCHPC and how to choose a hospice provider. Then, Steve reviews when to consider moving from home to a senior care Community.

 

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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