In October 2002, Abbeyfield House was the first Residential Aged Care Facility in Australia to achieve Accreditation with Merit. This was awarded for excellence in providing resident-focused care. Abbeyfield is still the smallest facility in the nation to hold this award.
In May 2005 Abbeyfield was awarded a Nursing Excellence Award for Residential Aged Care by the South Australian Department of Human Services.
In December 2005 Abbeyfield House won a consecutive Accreditation with Merit. Abbeyfield was the first and only Residential Care Facility in South Australia to win this award twice.