A short history of the home over the last 50 years

The Eyre Peninsula Old Folks Home was originally built in 1957  to accommodate 18 residents, and provided hostel type accommodation which included hotel services and some light hands-on assistance with care needs. Many changes and improvements have been made over the years, including major upgrades in 1990, which saw an increase in existing room sizes and the addition of ensuites. The construction of Bishop Lodge was then expanded in 2002 with the addition of a further 9 beds.

Today Pioneer Village is a modern facility offering single rooms through out and a wide range of services. Care is provided for both high and low care residents with up to 70% of our residents being high care at any one time.

Along with Bishop Lodge, it offers a comprehensive range of accommodation to suit the varied needs of our residents without compromising the home like atmosphere.