Our history

Founded by Dr O.T. Kyle, Huon Regional Care, known in those days as Huon Eldercare, opened in Franklin on the 5th of July 1969. The late Dr O.T. Kyle realised the need for an aged care facility in the Huon Valley, and with the support of the community and the Huon District Eldercare Association, a six bed nursing home, seven assisted living units and a matron’s flat was completed that year.


Since those humble origins, Huon Regional Care has evolved into one of Southern Tasmania’s most well respected aged care facilities, caring for clients in three locations, Franklin, Dover and Nubeena. Employing over three hundred locals, the organisation has also become a valuable asset to the wider Tasmanian community.