Kansas has been awarded a grant over the next three years to improve how Kansans die. The Project funded by this grant is called the LIFE Project, Living Initiatives for End-of-Life Care.
The grant is administered by the Kansas Hospice & Palliative Care and partnered by a coalition of organizations working together for quality care for all Kansans at the end of life.
The LIFE Project has established a website for consumers interested in learning more about their statewide efforts. The website www.LIFEProject.org contains resources on end-of-life care issues, as well as links to organizations with expertise on death and dying.
Project has also designated a HelpLine to coincide with
the launching of its website. The helpline was set up for individuals
which may not have access to a computer or for those whose inquiries may
not be adequately answered via the website. Callers can speak directly
to a representative of the LIFE Project
to discuss specific issues relating to end of life or to request additional
information and resource materials.
Clay Center Caring Community Council
A significant grass-roots effort of the LIFE Project is the local Caring Community Council. There are 20 such councils in the state. Clay Center is one of the twenty communities selected to participate in this challenging endeavor. The goal of the Caring Community Council is to improve the quality of life for Clay County community members at the end of life and for their families and friends also.
The plan is to help provide: an environment that supports good care, professional expertise that provides good care and empowered citizens who expect good care. At the end of the three year period we will hope to have: