Volunteer Stories

  • 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
  • Volunteering is 3 times blessed- When you volunteer: 1. You bless the organization you've chosen. 2. You bless the person or family you impact. 3. You give blessings to yourself. Our 500+ volunteers at Kansas City Hospice will tell you that they receive as much or more from their efforts as do the lives they impact. Think volunteering with hospice… Continue Reading
  • A Passion for Art at Any Age- A Passion for Art at Any Age by Sheila Palmer, Volunteer with Kansas City Hospice When you volunteer in hospice, you so often meet really interesting people. I have been visiting a wonderful 96-year-old named Nina who is pretty remarkable. Nina's passion used to be reading, but four years ago she realized it was getting… Continue Reading
  • 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

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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