NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care has merged with Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. NorthCare Hospice is a not-for-profit organization offering a full continuum of hospice services such as home, nursing facility and inpatient care. With specialized programs in cardiac, ALS and Advanced Lung Disease, NorthCare Hospice has been serving Northland residents for 20 years. NorthCare Hospice primary service areas include Clay, Platte and surrounding counties. More than 130 staff and 130 volunteers serve more than 1,000 families each year.
Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is a not-for-profit organization offering a range of services for people of all ages and at any stage of serious illness. Specialized programs include pediatrics, palliative home health, Solace House Grief Support, and specialized therapies. The organization has been providing comfort and care to the seriously ill and their families in the greater Kansas City area since 1980. Every year, approximately 250 staff and 400 volunteers serve more than 2,500 families across nine counties in the greater Kansas City area.
NorthCare Hospice plans to retain its name and operate as a division of KC Hospice in the Northland. The inpatient NorthCare Hospice House will remain on the North Kansas City Hospital campus. “North Kansas City Hospital is committed to a long-term partnership with NorthCare Hospice and KC Hospice through the donation of space for the inpatient NorthCare Hospice House, administrative offices in the Meritas Health building on Vivion Road, and in other ways that foster success. We want to ensure that quality hospice care is available in the Northland to all who need it, regardless of financial circumstances.” said Peggy Schmitt, president and CEO of North Kansas City Hospital.