2221 Eagan Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701-5709
Phone: (907) 458-2224
Fax: (907) 452-1070
Fairbanks Pioneer Home
The Fairbanks Pioneer Home is the second of the six Pioneer Homes to open. It began serving the community at the time of the big flood of 1967. The floodwaters were so dangerous that residents, along with many other Fairbanksans, were evacuated to higher ground up the hill at the University. After the floodwaters receded and the clean up was completed, operations normalized and new residents become part of the Pioneer Home community.
The Fairbanks Home is nestled in 16 beautiful acres of birch and spruce trees, convenient to the local senior center next door. This favorable location allows residents the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities outside, but near the Home. Both staff and residents take great pride in maintaining the wonderful flower, herb and vegetable gardens that are part of the Pioneer Home campus.
The Assisted Living license for the Fairbanks Home is 93 residents and the average age is 87. Our staff is trained to care for residents with dementia and Alzheimer's. They know that affection, compassion, and dignity is at the core of every meaningful day.
The Home is staffed with approximately 130 dedicated employees. They are committed to assisting residents and their families as they transition into becoming a resident of the Pioneer Home community.
As the first Pioneer Home to become registered as an Eden® Alternative Home, the staff are serious about their role of engaging and sharing the lives of residents. This dedication is apparent in the incorporation of children, pets, and plants into the residential environment.
The Home has three distinct neighborhoods that provide opportunities for residents to continue to improve the quality of their life, in spite of the physical or cognitive challenges that they may face. The neighborhood concept is instrumental in building an atmosphere where loved ones who have dementia are safe and feel appreciated.