Understanding All the Options

A Full Range of Care

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is the area’s only hospice provider with a dedicated palliative care team and two hospice houses, giving you the most options. People don’t have to change providers just because conditions change. We can begin helping earlier and stay with your loved one however the disease progresses – even if they get better.

The area’s first hospice, we’re based in Kansas City and care for a 12-county area across Kansas and Missouri with award-winning care teams.

Still not-for-profit, we care for people regardless of their financial situation. And, we attract the very best dedicated volunteers to augment our care.

We’re just a phone call away and will gladly come meet with you to respond to your questions, needs and concerns.

Supportive or Palliative Care

Palliative (pal-lee-uh-tive) care is supportive care at home that gives expert guidance, medical assistance and emotional support for your loved one and family while they are being treated for a serious illness. It focuses on improving quality of life by reducing pain and other symptoms and dealing with emotional stress. And, it is available at any age and at any stage of an illness, even while during curative treatments. Palliative care is available before the time for hospice.

Hospice Care

Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on quality of life rather than curative treatments.

Hospice provides care, comfort and support for the entire family. The hospice team works to make your loved one comfortable and relieve symptoms and pain for the entire length of the illness. Hospice can be provided wherever your loved one lives, whether that is your family home, assisted living or even a long-term care facility. Find out if hospice is right for your family.

Care at Kansas City Hospice House™

Sometimes, pain and symptoms are too serious to be managed at home. Short-term inpatient care can be helpful in dealing with pain, shortness of breath, anxiety or other distressing symptoms. The Kansas City Hospice House™ is a haven for the seriously ill and their families.

Care for Children

It takes special skills and hearts to care for seriously ill children and their families. Carousel offers specialized home care for infants, children, teens and young adults with serious illnesses.

Care During Pregnancy

Sometimes tests during pregnancy reveal problems that may limit a baby’s life. When families face that uncertainty, the Carousel Perinatal (before birth) Program offers support, comfort and education.

Kansas City Palliative Medicine Clinic

Leading our team of palliative and hospice professionals are the doctors and advanced practice nurses of Kansas City Palliative Medicine. The only clinic of its kind in the Midwest, the physicians are board certified in palliative medicine and hospice. They are available both in the clinic, for house calls and for consultation with other physicians.

Solace House

Solace House is the area’s only dedicated grief counseling center, supporting children, individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one. Learn more about Solace House.

Passages

Passages provides counseling and resources for difficult life transitions, such as the emotional impact of health problems, trauma, grief and loss, or adult mental illness. Learn more about Passages.

Camp Erin

Camp Erin is a weekend, overnight camp for teens and children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a traditional, fun, high-energy camp combined with grief education and emotional support.

Camp Carousel

Camp Carousel is a weekend retreat for grieving families with school-aged children and teens.

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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