For people with life-limiting illnesses, Village Hospice is there when you are ready for care to shift from finding a cure to offering comfort. Our compassionate professionals offer specialized care for your loved one, and support for you.
The place your loved one calls home is where most hospice care is provided. Village Hospice provides care and support to patients in 7 Missouri counties, as well as to residents at John Knox Village and patients at Village House. Village Hospice staff provide compassionate care and support to hospice patients and their families. This includes palliative care, and symptom and pain management, with interdisciplinary hospice teams providing case management, social work and chaplain support.
When care at home isn’t an option, Village House, located within the Village Care Center, provides contracted in-patient hospice care, including respite care. Respite care allows patients to be admitted when 24-hour care is necessary to relieve caregivers.
Wherever the patient is receiving hospice care, the patient and family are included in the care plan. Family and dear friends are relieved of caregiving and can focus on time together. Emotional, spiritual and practical support is given based on the patient’s wishes and family’s needs.
It’s a philosophy of care that focuses on comfort and quality of life for those facing a life-limiting illness. It’s a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to the person and family’s needs and wishes. People who receive hospice care are no longer receiving curative treatment for their underlying disease.
Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care that focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness – whatever the diagnosis or prognosis. It can accompany other curative treatments. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
The Village House offers a level of hospice care for patients who are in need of pain control and symptom management that cannot be provided in another setting. Respite care is also available for caregivers who need a break.
Family members of patients have access to Village House 24 hours a day.
Caring for your loved one is a joy and a privilege and we are delighted that we can offer our services of comfort and care at the end of life.
If you would like to make a donation in honor of someone or in memory of someone through the John Knox Village Foundation, please click the button below to give online today.
600 NW Pryor Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Village House is located within the Village Care Center at John Knox Village and has a private entrance at the end of the wing that is to the right of the main entrance on Pryor Road.
To learn more about hospice care in the Kansas City metro area and at John Knox Village, contact us, or call (816) 525-0986 to schedule a personal appointment.