Kansas City Hospice House™

A home away from home when facing serious illness

At Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, we believe the end of life is a sacred time for families to spend together in comfort and peace.

Hospice care is usually provided in the familiar surroundings of home. When a person’s medical needs become too complicated to manage at home, however, or when families become understandably overwhelmed by their caregiving duties, Kansas City Hospice is here to help.

Here, your family will find caring, expert staff and volunteers who anticipate your needs and a warm, welcoming environment with comfortable spaces and beautiful, expansive surroundings.

At Kansas City Hospice House™ we offer three options for care, providing the right level of support for you and your loved one. These include general inpatient care (GIP), routine inpatient care, and respite care.

Expert care when you need it most

We help you focus on your relationship, your loved one and your time together. Our expert physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers take care of everything else.

Kansas City Hospice care teams are leading experts in ensuring patient comfort and treating distressing symptoms including uncontrolled pain, shortness of breath and anxiety. We provide around-the-clock care to ensure each patient’s physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and social needs are met, as well as those of their family members.

Many patients have a medical need for a short inpatient stay before returning home. Others may decide that, at the end of life, they would rather not be at home. And some families may wish to step back from their caregiving role and simply spend time together as a family.

When more care is needed than can be provided at home, Kansas City Hospice House offers compassionate care in a welcoming, comfortable setting. Call for a tour or visit us virtually:

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Peace of mind and compassionate care

Comfortable spaces, quiet corners and garden views provide a sense of peace. You and your family can let go of the uneasiness and anxiety that comes with serious illness.

  • Private rooms with plenty of space for your family to visit
  • Natural light and serene outdoor views
  • Visitors welcome anytime, including family pets
  • We welcome personal items to make your space comfortable


  • Library, dining, and other spaces for loved ones to gather
  • On-site kitchen and laundry facilities
  • Indoor children’s play areas
  • Spiritual area for reflection, prayer, or a quiet moment


  • Two large, calming gardens with walkways, patios and benches
  • A peace labyrinth, garden art, and expansive natural surroundings
  • Enclosed and screened-in porches, comfortable to gather in year-round
  • Ability to bring patient beds outside to enjoy the gardens and patios


  • Convenient, ample on-site parking lot
  • Meals thoughtfully prepared for patients by a professional chef
  • Homemade soup and refreshments available to families throughout the day
  • Local partnerships brighten common spaces with music and art

“The experience of being a wife and daughter, and not the caregiver, allowed us to spend some treasured quality time with him before his passing.”

How care begins

When you or your healthcare provider call, we will send a nurse to visit you, evaluate your needs, answer any questions, and provide you with options for care. The choice about how and where you receive care is always yours.


Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance policies cover the cost of hospice care. As a nonprofit organization, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is dedicated to serving all patients, regardless of their financial resources or complexity of care needed. Our staff will help families determine reimbursement or need for assistance. Call to ask about our current room & board rate for respite care.

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