When you ask for Serenity Care Hospice , you get over a century of experience in helping people live their last months as they wish. We are at your side with every possible means of support. It is how we have become the first choice for end-of-life care in Cass, Jackson, Johnson, Henry and Bates counties.
Our services are tailored to meet your individual needs and cover a wide spectrum of care:
- Family owned and operated by an RN who is certified in hospice and palliative care
- Dedicated to being at bedside at the time of death
- Lowest nurse to patient ratio
- Never utilize agency staff - every person who comes to your home is employed by Serenity Care Hospice
- Dedicated to honoring our veterans
- Specialty therapy such as pet therapy and music.
- Committed to supporting the community through education and counseling
- Individualized plan of care
Unique Caring for Veterans
For veterans, deep-rooted memories of combat or other military experiences can return near the end of life. Our specially trained staff works with veterans and their families to provide the best possible end-of-life experience. We work to bring them the peace, dignity and comfort they deserve. Serenity Care Hospice is a part of the We Honor Veterans program.
While all hospices provide end of life care, not all are committed to being present at the bedside at the time of death. Serenity Care Hospice believes that the moments patients and families experience during this time make lasting impressions. To ensure we are with you when you need us the most, Serenity Care Hospice has developed the Compassionate Care Program. During your loved ones final hours, Serenity Care Hospice staff members remain at the bedside with the patient. To make sure these precious moments are filled with comfort and peace, our staff will monitor and quickly address any changes in the patient's condition, as well as, provide support to family members and loved ones so they can focus on giving the patient love and compassion only they can provide.
Through our bereavement program, Serenity Care Hospice continues to provide comfort following the death of your loved one. Our staff will provide encouragement and support through phone calls and visits for up to 12 months. You will also receive letters and literature about grief and loss. In addition, we offer monthly grief support groups and memorial services. If necessary, our staff will connect family members with needed community resources.
Hospice volunteers provide support to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregivers in a variety of ways. Our volunteers can:
- Provide companionship to the patient and their caregiver.
- Engage the patient in their hobbies.
- Listen and engage patients in telling their life story or expressing feelings.
- Stay with the patient so the caregiver can take time to care for her/himself.
About Serenity Care Hospice
Serenity Care Hospice, founded in 2012 and based in Harrisonville, MO, provides comprehensive hospice care services, pain management, grief services, and support for those patients and families facing serious or life-limiting illness. Through its mission of "changing the end of life experience," Serenity Care Hospice supports adults living with a serious or life-limiting illness throughout Cass, Jackson, Henry, Bates and Johnson counties in Missouri.
Serenity Care Hospice began with Stephanie Clark, RN, who saw the unmet needs of terminally ill patients and their families in the rural areas of Harrisonvile, MO. With over a century of combined hospice nursing experience, our Serenity Care team has earned great insight into the daily management of disease processes and the turmoil this may cause for a family. Our Serenity Family works well with your family to create a peaceful symptom free environment for your loved one.
Having a local owner on site daily ensures our care team is held to a higher performance standard as we create an individualized, compassionate plan of care. Our field nurses creatively and more effectively manage our patients’ symptoms in partnership with our medical director and experienced compound pharmacists. RN case managers, along with LPNs, CNAs, social workers, and chaplains round out our care team. With compassion and experience as our guide, our patients are able to more fully enjoy every day they are given. All team members have passed a rigorous background check.
A dismal picture of hospice is typically perceived when contemplating caring for a terminally ill patient in the home. We are committed to continuous community education regarding the benefits and true definition of hospice as it should be. Our goal is to enhance the positive and rewarding aspects of end-of-life home care that allow the patient and family to fully embrace this situation and feel empowered in their decisions.
Community is important to us. We live and work in the communities we serve and are dedicated to providing services and community support to all. We believe hospice care should be available to everyone and we provide services to all, regardless of ability to pay.
As part of our commitment to providing care to our patients and families, we partner with other local community members and surrounding chambers.
Serenity Care Hospice’s strong volunteer program continues to make a difference in the lives of our patients and in our community. Our volunteers spend their time providing support for patients and families, supporting bereavement services with phone calls and support groups, and assisting with office support.
Serenity Care Hospice will admit and treat all persons without regard to race, color, place of origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or communicable disease in its provision of services and benefits. To assure that all persons understand services and benefits, Serenity Care Hospice will arrange for interpretive assistance and other aides. Please inform Serenity Care Hospice if you need assistance understanding this information.
When the doctors finally suggested hospice for my mother, at first I was in disbelief, shocked and scared. But I took the doctor's suggested advice. I contacted Serenity Care Hospice because they were local here in town.
That was the best decision I ever made. When they came into our lives they did it in a most professional way. They were caring and understanding and most helpful. My mother had the best of care that anyone could ask for. I am so grateful that they were there , don't know what I would have done without them.