When Folke Bernadottehemmet was completed in 1962 it functioned as a regional rehabilitation centre for children and young people with disabilities and other neurological conditions. This service moved to new premises in 2008.
The Bernadotte care home is one of four newly built care homes, including a total of 280 sheltered flats, which were built by Uppsala municipality in 2009. The other three are called Västergården, Linné and Ferlin.
The official opening of the Bernadotte care home is also a symbolic inauguration of all four care homes.