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Alaska Pioneer Homes: Providing elder Alaskans a home and community, celebrating life through its final breath.



Pioneer Homes Core values Link 

Rates effective Jan. 1, 2021
Level I:    $3,005.00
Level II:   $5,466.00
Level III:  $7,915.00
Level IV:  $9,454.00
Level V:   $15,000.00

Alaska Pioneer Homes

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DHSS is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Learn more about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

NOTICE:  The Alaska Pioneer Home Central Office (Juneau state office building) is currently closed to the public.
Office hours remain 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For questions, call (907) 465-4416. To submit documents:


COVID-19 Vaccine for Alaskans 65+

Alaskans 65 years of age and older will be eligible to start scheduling appointments starting at 12 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by visiting

Appointments will be available for Alaskans 65 years of age and older beginning Monday, January 11, 2021.

Pioneering the pandemic times of COVID-19

Alaska Pioneer Homes are practicing coronavirus safety.
View a photo gallery
of what some of the residents are doing to stay safe and social with families and friends.

December 2020

Adjusted Rates Effective January 1, 2020
Per House Bill 96 requirements, the monthly rates for the Alaska Pioneer Homes will increase by 1.3% to reflect the annual federal Social Sercurity Cost of Living Adjustment.

July 2020

Vacant Advisory Board Seats
If you are interested in being a voice for seniors living in the Pioneer Homes, there is one public seat and one veteran representative seat open on the Alaska Pioneer Home Advisory Board.

REDUCED RATES! As of July 1, 2020 the reduced monthly rates for the Alaska Pioneer Homes as established in HB 96 “Pioneers’ & Veteran’s Home Rates” is now in effect. Read more here...

May 2020

HB96 “Pioneers' & Veterans' Homes Rates” becomes law
Governor Dunleavy signed HB96, which sets the rates for the Pioneer Homes by law. Decreased monthly rates will begin July 1, 2020.

February 2020

American Heart MonthAmerican Heart Month graphic with red dress.
Across the U.S. the month of February is dedicated to heart awareness.
Read more here...

January 2020

Happy Anniversary Alaska!
On January 3, 1959 Alaska became the 49th state in the Union. January 2020 marks the 61st anniversary of Alaska's statehood.
Read more here...

November 2019

Veteran's Day Thank You!
The celebration of November 11th was originally born out of World War I as a commemoration of the day the fighting ceased ‐which officially took place the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Read more and view photos of our wonderful Pioneer Home Veterans Read more here...

September 2019

AVPH Receives a Gift of Wheels
The Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home (AVPH) in Palmer recently received a wonderful donation from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) charity - two person quadricycles! Read more...

August 2019

Rate Increase 2019. After careful review it is the decision of Department of Health and Social Services that rates will be
increased to match the cost of providing services and the Pioneer Homes will implement a five level of service model as described in the new regulations at 7 AAC 74.010. Details of rates and services

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