According to a 2010 study in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients receiving early hospice care experienced less depression, had better quality of life, and survived 2.7 months longer. Catholic Community Hospice can play a key role in managing physical symptoms of a disease and supporting patients and families emotionally and spiritually.

An individual care plan is created and tailored to meet the needs and wishes of each patient and their family:

  • Nurses and on-call staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address questions and concerns.
  • Medical equipment and medications to manage pain and symptoms related to the terminal illness are provided at no cost.
  • Social Workers provide emotional support and can connect you with additional resources as needed.
  • Home Health Aides assist with bathing and personal care.
  • Chaplains provide spiritual care within the framework of your beliefs and faith traditions.
  • Specially trained volunteers offer companionship and respite care for patients and caregivers.
  • Grief support and recovery services offer guidance, comfort and hope during the illness and beyond. Support for bereaved families extends 13 months beyond the death of a loved one.

Hospice care is covered by Medicare A, Medicaid, HMOs, Veterans Administration and many private insurance companies. Coverage generally includes team visitations, medications, equipment and supplies related to the terminal condition.

If you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, contact Catholic Community Health. Call (913) 621-5090 or email hospiceinfo@catholiccommunityhospice.com to learn more. Informational visits are free and do not require a physician’s order.

Our passion for hospice ministry is fueled by the desire to see patients met with a tangible expression of love, hope and compassion during one of life’s most vulnerable stages. Guided by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Providers, we serve people of all faiths as they navigate the joys and sorrows experienced at end of life.


Catholic Community Hospice does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of religion, race, color, or national origin, or on the basis of disability or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities.