Home Health & Volunteer Hospice

Health Care at Home

The comfortable, familiar environment of the home can help to stabilize or improve a short-term or chronic health condition. Our goal is to work with you, your physician, your family and community services to enable you to live in your own home. 

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Home Health believes it is a privilege to be of service to all persons in our community.

Request for Home Health Services

It is by physician’s request that we can serve you at home. Your physician remains in charge of your care. We work closely with physicians to develop a plan of treatment that is individual to your needs.

Volunteer Hospice

The mission of Ketchikan Volunteer Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to our community, striving to relieve suffering in the terminally ill and their families. We strive to ensure comfort, dignity, and choices for the dying person and the grieving family attending to physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Hospice care involves a team of trained volunteers in an approach tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes during the transition period of dying.

Hospice’s blend of compassion and skill helps patients and their caregivers to:

  • Live each day with comfort and dignity
  • Retain control over their lives
  • Discover renewed meaning and purpose in life

Services provided by the Volunteer Hospice Team:

  • Comprehensive RN assessment at initial visit
  • Respite care for the patient and caregivers
  • Direction by patient’s primary physician
  • Coordinated direct care for the patient
  • Information and referral to other community resources
  • Access to Hospice Lending Library
  • Assistance with having courageous conversations about Advanced Directives.
  • Assurance that someone will simply "be there" to let the patient know he or she is not alone.
  • Assistance for the family to prepare for the expected home death
  • Bereavement services to family and community
  • Spiritual and emotional support
  • Community Education
  • All services are free of charge 

How you can help

  • Consider becoming a volunteer
  • Tell someone about hospice
  • Make a financial contribution
  • Invite a hospice speaker to address your social, civic, or religious group
  • Give a memorial gift to honor the memory of someone special
  • Contribute an Honorarium to commemorate a special occasion


Home Health and Volunteer Hospice
212 Carlanna Lake Road, Suite 100
Wilson Building, First Floor
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 225-8914


Christine Palmer, RN, Manager, Home Health
Email: Christine Palmer

Tyler Pitts, RN, Coordinator, Volunteer Hospice
Email: Tyler Pitts
Phone: (907) 228-7600

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.