History

The Willochra Home Residential Aged Care Facility is situated in the mid-north country town of Crystal Brook which is 200 kilometres from Adelaide. This area is well known for its country style of living. The facilities provide both low and high level care, having 34 beds and is licensed by the Commonwealth Government. The Anglican Diocese of Willochra is the Approved Provider.

In 1960 the Anglican Synod approved plans for and Aged Care Facility in the Diocese of Willochra. The home was opened in 1964 by the then Minister for Works Mr Pearson. The home cost $42,000 of which one third was raised by the Diocese and the rest funded by the Federal Government.

In 1992 work began to upgrade the bathroom facilities and 4 more rooms were added at a cost of $200,000. On the 18th April 1993 the completed extensions were dedicated by the Right Reverend David McCall, Bishop of Willochra.

Bishop David McCall blessed an additional 3 rooms in a secure area with landscaped gardens, extensions to the existing dining room and resident’s kitchen on 4th July 1999.

Additional upgrades were completed in May 2006, including additional ten rooms, a dining and lounge room, an industrial laundry and major upgrades to the kitchen. The cost of these upgrades exceeded 2 million dollars.

A further 6  rooms and chapel/training room were completed in March 2008 at a cost of 1.8 million dollars.