Elder Palliative Care Program

The program provides direct nursing care, care coordination and case management for elderly and palliative patients throughout the Bristol Bay Region. Patients enter the program through referrals from the Primary Care Physician.

Patients will receive a referral to the program from their primary care provider. Patients can expect a home visit with comprehensive assessments using established guidelines and care coordination with required services and patient education. Promotion of positive health care outcomes through patient education of disease process, medications and treatment plans, including end-of-life planning. Patients will be assessed for pain and receive treatment based on physician orders and patient's needs.

Elder Palliative Care Provider


Janet Schlagel, RN

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.