• 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!
    Taking a ride on the trishaw
    Virtual Beach Party
    Horseback Visitors
    Heroes Work at Pioneer Pointe!
    Sometimes We Get Silly


    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
    Category: Entry Level
    Keeping It Clean: 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 part time. Please use our online application process at www.pioneercare.org/careers. PioneerCare is an equal ...read more
    Contact: Patti Fandrich
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580
    LPN/RN: Full or Part Time
    Category: Healthcare
    As a nurse, you have options. Knowing you invested plenty into this career, we believe it should be fulfilling for you. How do you decide what’s best for you? Personal fulfillment, career growth, healthy relationships, and work-life balance are important to you. At PioneerCare, we get that. We’re hiring nurses looking for these things in a fun, progressive environment. A place to build your ...read more
    Contact: pattif@pioneercare.org
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580
    Apply for Free CNA Class
    Category: Healthcare
    Ready to dive into a career in healthcare? Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a great start. PioneerCare offers a free Nursing Assistant class for qualified candidates ages 16 and older. The next available class begins June 1. Apply online now for a CNA position, interview, and shadowing experience: Try a shift before you begin. If you’re accepted, PioneerCare will help you ...read more
    Contact: Patti Fandrich
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580
    Category: Office
    Do you excel at customer service? Interested in using your talent where it makes a real difference? PioneerCare Center seeks a full-time receptionist to serve as our guests’ first impression and as the information center for residents, visitors, and staff – in person, by phone, and via email. The receptionist also performs general office duties and coordinates transportation needs for care center ...read more
    Contact: Patti Fandrich
    Phone:(218) 998-1500
    Fax:(218) 998-1580
    PioneerCare Seeks Social Worker
    Category: Healthcare
    Seeking a career role where you make a real difference and change lives? Bring your experience as a social worker to an exciting opportunity at PioneerCare. The Social Worker helps patients, residents, and families adjust to new surroundings and life changes by overseeing their support within PioneerCare Center’s long term care setting in Fergus Falls. This position joins a team responsible for ...read more
    Contact: pattif@pioneercare.org
    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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