Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home, located in Palmer, Alaska, is a retirement living facility that provides assisted living services for the elderly. It was built in 1971 and provides dining rooms, sitting and activity areas, and long-term care. It is a licensed facility serving more than 70 residents with chronic and various other health care conditions. It also provides other services, such as daily assistance and personal care skilled nursing. It additionally offers various activity programs for development of positive relationships, and physical, emotional and spiritual growth of the residents. The Pioneer Homes is operated by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and also has facilities located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka, Alaska.