Time Away (Respite) for Caregivers

It’s hard to care for someone else if you don’t take care of yourself first. Sometimes caregivers need a break and we call that respite care.

  • One-time visit to attend to appointments or get errands done
  • Recurring time for classes or family duties
  • A block of time for health emergencies or vacation

We match you with a volunteer in your area to provide the primary caregiver a break. The volunteer usually sits with you for a few hours at a time. Your volunteer will determine what type of activity you might be able to do, whether it’s good conversations, TV watching, or maybe even a ride in a wheelchair. Our patient care volunteers have undergone background checks, reference checks and training. They receive ongoing support and education to make sure your needs are met.

This is our most requested volunteer service and we will try our best to find a good match who can help you out when you need us.

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 every 4-6 weeks 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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