Volunteer Stories

  • Peace Pole at Kansas City Hospice House - This month we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the addition of the beautiful Peace Pole to the gardens at Kansas City Hospice House. The family of Marty O’Connor Ketteler commissioned this beautiful symbol of peace to stand forever in his memory. The Peace Pole arrived in February of 2010 and found a home near the… Continue Reading
  • Confessions of a ‘Stache Faker - By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice February is Mustache Month for Carousel and I'm a 'Stache Faker for the cause! I didn't want to sit by the sidelines and watch men grow hairy lips when Kansas City Hospice began Mustache Month last year. So, I did a little daydreaming and a little… Continue Reading
  • Getting more “bang” for your charitable donation “buck” - by Paul Dreher, Financial Advisor, The Retirement Planning Group For many people the holiday season is more than a time of thanks, gatherings, and celebration. It is also a time of finishing Required Minimum Distributions. Perhaps extra holiday cash is well-timed. You may have an annual tradition of re-investing a possible surplus of income back… 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
  • Cooking and grief – why does it matter what I eat? - By Debbie Wilson, LCSW, Grief Support Specialist with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Cooking and grief may not seem to go hand in hand. But, I hear from so many people "why does it matter what I eat?" After the loss of someone you love and have cared for, it's not uncommon to dismiss your… 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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