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Comprehensive, Compassionate Hospice Care

Hospice HouseFacing a terminal illness can be overwhelming. Hospice care helps people with limited life expectancy make the most of the time remaining by meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient.

NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care, an affiliate of North Kansas City Hospital, offers comprehensive hospice services for you and your loved ones wherever you’re most comfortable—your home, a care facility or the NorthCare Hospice House. When care is too complex to be managed at home, Hospice House provides compassionate support in a comfortable, home-like setting.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about hospice.

What Sets Us Apart

The compassionate team of professionals at NorthCare Hospice focuses on maintaining the best possible quality of life for our patients. Led by a medical director who is board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, we treat our patients like family while providing leading-edge care. We’re locally owned with deep roots in the Northland community and, as a “teaching hospice,” we regularly train students and professionals from various disciplines.

We also offer specialized care programs and services tailored to specific patient needs—programs not available in most hospice organizations.

  • Cardiac Program – one of the first in the United States
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease Program
  • Advanced Lung Disease Program

Our Hospice Care Team

NorthCare Hospice’s carefully assembled team provides the intensely personal care that makes our comprehensive services possible. Our skilled and caring team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, therapists and aides, all specially trained in hospice and palliative care.

Dr. Clay Anderson, MD, medical director for NorthCare Hospice, is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, internal medicine and medical oncology. In 2011 and 2012, he was named one of the best doctors in Hospice/Palliative Care by Ingram’s Magazine.

NorthCare Hospice House

NorthCare Hospice House is available to patients whose life-limiting illness has become complex and requires symptom management 24 hours a day. Located in a wing of North Kansas City Hospital, the Hospice House provides medical support so patients and family can focus on what matters most: spending time with those they love.

The Hospice House is designed for the comfort of patients, families and visiting friends. You’ll find:

  • 16 private rooms
  • 24-hour hospice care in a homelike environment
  • Bedside chairs that open into a bed
  • A family kitchen and laundry
  • A spiritual center
  • A garden and walking path
  • A children's play area
  • A library with computer and wireless internet access

Our facility is open to families 24 hours a day and welcomes visiting pets.

Insurance Coverage

Most NorthCare Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and some private insurance policies. Medicaid and Medicare patients receive equipment, supplies and medications directly related to their hospice diagnosis.

NorthCare Hospice House is a service of NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care, a not-for-profit organization. We are committed to serving all patients regardless of their financial resources. Contact us for information on financial options and coverage.

Contact Us

For more information on NorthCare Hospice, to make a referral or to volunteer, call us at 816-691-5119 or visit the NorthCare Hospice website.

We serve patients in Clay, Platte, Jackson, Clinton, Cass and Ray counties.

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