Volunteer Stories

  • Gary Kirkland Heart of Hospice Award- Gary Kirkland was awarded the 2019 Heart of Hospice Patient Care Volunteer Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on February 6, 2019. Gary has spent more than 13 years volunteering with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. His guitar and his beautiful golden lab, Emma, are welcome sights each week at Kansas… Continue Reading
  • Doris Lisenby Lifetime Achievement Award- Doris Lisenby was awarded the Heart of Hospice Lifetime Achievement Award by the Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association on February 6, 2019. Doris has spent more than 28 years volunteering with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. She has inspired the staff, other volunteers and the community with her positive outlook and dedication. A… Continue Reading
  • Inspiring Volunteers Give the Gift of Time- If we profiled one of our volunteers every day for a year, we would not begin to cover all their remarkable stories. The volunteers of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care run the gamut of service to their community. Some are involved in patient care, others help at the office, many help at events. And,… Continue Reading
  • Join the Baking Brigade at Kansas City Hospice- by Lane Foster, Volunteer Coordinator-Community Engagement & Special Events Baking for others is a gift to those who receive the cookies, breads and pies, but it's also a blessing to the baker. A wonderful article in the Huffington Post,  Psychologists Explain The Benefits Of Baking For Other People, details the ways baking is a win-win activity.… Continue Reading
  • National Handwashing Awareness Week- National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 2-8! You can help yourself and others stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs: 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

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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