Volunteer Stories

  • Circle of Lights - Circle of Lights was published in the May/June 2021 issue of Healthy Kansas City Magazine and is shared with permission. The sun was disappearing behind the iconic silhouette of the Plaza and I squeezed the shutter of my camera. Continue Reading
  • Advance directives – who will speak for you if you are unable? - By David Wiley, President & CEO, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care National Healthcare Decisions Day is every April 16 to remind us about advance planning. Because it's the day after tax day, it's easy to remember! “I have an Advance Directive not because I have a serious illness, but because I have a family.” —… Continue Reading
  • Mustache Month raffle for a Peloton Bike+ - If social distancing is giving you the blues, we mustache you a question! How about joining us for the silliest FUN-raiser for a serious cause? Each February we liven up the cold winter and support kiddos in KC needing hospice or palliative care. Mustache Month is back! Continue Reading
  • Enjoy each day - Enjoy each day. A story of Carousel Pediatric Care. Balancing emotions and finding expressive outlets can be especially difficult during cancer treatment. Seventeen-year-old Hannah Viens is acutely aware of this challenge. “I struggle with emotions, sometimes they can go from one to the next really quickly,” she shares. “My faith helps me deal with those… Continue Reading
  • This Thanksgiving we focus on the thanks - This Thanksgiving we focus on the thanks! It's been a difficult year. Now we head into the holidays with coronavirus cases on the rise and so much uncertain about family gatherings. So, instead of bemoaning traditions that might not work this year, let's focus on the "thanks" part. 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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