St Basil's was incorporated in South Australia in 1984 however its first facilities were secured in 1987 with the purchase of a large, rambling heritage listed villa in St Peters. Situated in the midst of an established garden, St Peters remains many of the original charms of the stately homes of the era with high ceilings and windows to the gardens. It provides high and supported care for up to 32 residents.
St Basil's Croydon Park opened in 1987 adjacent to the Parish of the Holy Monastery of Saint Nectarios on Regency Road. St Basil's Croydon Park provided high and low care services and community outreach programs that continue today in the form of Plateia. In 2014, St Basil's Croydon Park underwent a multi-million dollar redevelopment and the East Wing was opened, providing care for 74 residents with luxury fittings and commercial grade facilities to ensure the most comfortable experience with many opportunities to socialise and interact. The development of a South Wing is planned for 2015-16 complete with courtyards and sensory gardens.
In 1988, the third St Basil's facility was established but as a joint venture with the South Australian Housing Trust. The independent Living Units at Christie Downs forms part of the Aegean Village, which provides care for more than 100 residents requiring independent living through to high care for those living with dementia. The Aegean Village features expansive grassed areas; a large function and various activity rooms and an outdoor/indoor café. This site is scheduled to be redeveloped by 2020 to incorporate luxury apartments and additional rooms.
A number of other changes have been introduced at St Basil's over the last 18 months; many pursuing ways in which to encourage the active participation of residents and their families in defining the care that they would like while at St Basil's. Freshly prepared meals, medical and pastoral care, and attention to hygiene and appropriate security are fixed features of the St Basil's service. The introduction of sensory and edible gardens and art activities, photo calls and furnishings appropriate for residents living with dementia, as well as a broader range of ancillary services are being introduced.