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.
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
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
(The Plaza, 2nd Floor)
2417 Tongass Avenue, Suite 201
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 225-8914
Julie Yonker, RN, Manager, Home Health
Email: Julie Yonker
Tyler Pitts, RN, Coordinator, Volunteer Hospice
Email: Tyler Pitts
Phone: (907) 228-7600
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.