• Welcome to Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

    We are membership based organization which serves its 350 member businesses. We are located in West Central Minnesota in Otter Tail County.
    With nearly 1100 lakes and an abundance of recreational options, the Fergus Falls area is a great place to grow your business.

    We serve as the lead advocate and resource for our members and to create partnerships that foster a healthy business climate.

  • PioneerCare



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    About Us

    Established as a non-profit provider in 1928, PioneerCare is a leader in offering exceptional health care services and housing options for older adults in Fergus Falls and the surrounding region. We continue that mission by serving the community's needs through these locations and services:

    Pioneer Cottages in Fergus Falls and Breckenridge provide 24-hour specialized memory care in a familiar and secure, home-style setting. Your family’s care is important, and you have a choice. Make it Pioneer Cottages.

    At Pioneer Pointe, spacious and well-designed apartment homes are complemented by features and supportive services you can add and customize as needed. It’s your lifestyle, your choice. Make it Pioneer Pointe.

    Pioneer ShortStay is easily accessible on the street level of PioneerCare Center. Its innovative therapy is customized for you to recover from hospitalization or surgery. Therapy services are also available on an outpatient basis. Your recovery is important, and you have a choice. Make it Pioneer ShortStay.

    PioneerCare’s Long Term Skilled Care occupies five small wings of our award-winning care center. We call these wings “households” because of their small scale, home style, and individualized care. When 24-hour nursing care is needed, you have a choice. Make it PioneerCare.

    PioneerLink is at-home and on-the-go technology, including 24/7 personal emergency response, mobile safety devices, automatic fall detection, and home med management paired with personalized local service. For at-home independence and peace of mind, you have a choice. Make it PioneerLink.


    PioneerCare Center: Short Term Therapy & Long Term Care
    Residents Enjoyed Outdoor Concerts During Pandemic
    Pioneer Cottages Assisted Memory Care
    Pedal Fergus Falls Partners with Cycling Without Age Program
    Pioneer Pointe: Carefree Apartment Living for Seniors
    Pastor Krehl Provides Chaplaincy Support
    Ruth Tries a Winter Ride with Cycling Without Age
    PioneerLink's Anelto Mobile Safety Device
    PioneerLink's MedSmart Med Management at Home
    Grooving at PioneerCare Center
    Staff Stepped Up with Covid-19 Vaccinations
    Technology Helps Connect Residents to Loved Ones
    Frequent Covid-19 Testing Protects Residents & Staff
    We're So Proud of All Our Employees!


    Free CNA Class: Apply Now
    Category: Healthcare
    Coursework Begins April 6; Become Certified as Early as May 3 PioneerCare pays certified nursing assistant training expenses and the Minnesota certification exam cost if you successfully complete the program and become a CNA at PioneerCare. If you’re age 16 or older, apply online today! Have you ever thought of becoming a nursing assistant? Whether you think of it as a career choice, or a step ...read more
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580
    Basic Care Aide
    Category: Entry Level
    Do you seek a job with meaning and need it fast? PioneerCare seeks applicants to become a Basic Care Aide. This position is new and serves as a temporary step into a healthcare career with PioneerCare. It’s being created to help provide personal care for residents during the current public health emergency. With an emphasis on person-centered care and service, a Basic Care Aide will help ...read more
    Contact: Patti Fandrich
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580
    Caregiver/CNA Overnights
    Category: Healthcare
    Are you the rare person who prefers working overnight shifts and has the desire to make a true difference to others? We’re seeking a Caregiver or Certified Nursing Assistant to become specialized in memory care, work with our team at Pioneer Cottages, and be part of something truly meaningful.  CNA certification is desired; we can help you achieve certification. This is a full time position. ...read more
    Contact: Patti Fandrich
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580
    Household Cook
    Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
    Food, glorious food! If you have a passion for creating, cooking, and serving great food from scratch, we'd like to hear from you. Your skills may create a great fit, working as a household cook at PioneerCare. If you a desire to work in a fun, creative and rewarding environment, go to our website to learn more and apply today. There are great growth opportunities as we constantly strive to ...read more
    Contact: Patti Fandrich
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580
    Certified Nursing Assistants
    Category: Healthcare
    Looking for a change? Want to join a winning team? Make the move as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at PioneerCare Center and make a change for the better. Various full time & part time shifts are available now. Our team focuses on person-centered care in a beautiful, innovative, home-like setting like no other. Competitive pay & benefits include differential pay, 401K, generous scholarship ...read more
    Contact: Patti Fandrich
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 739-1510
    Category: Entry Level
    PioneerCare seeks a person to perform a wide variety of routine, repetitive cleaning and disinfecting tasks on a continuous daily basis, despite frequent interruptions. This position is more important than ever to help protect the people we serve. The position is full time. Please use our online application process at www.pioneercare.org/careers. PioneerCare is an equal opportunity provider and ...read more
    Contact: Patti Fandrich
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580

    Rep/Contact Info

    Ann Boutwell
    Director: Pioneer Cottages Memory Care
    Patti Fandrich
    Human Resources
    Sara Hage
    Director: PioneerLink
    Nathan Johnson
    Marie Tysdal
    Director: Pioneer Pointe Apartments
    Sara Watkins
    Care Center Administrator
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