Friendly & Helpful

Friendly & Helpful

experienced staff

help when they need it

help when they need it

freedom when they don't

Quality Care

Quality Care

family-like atmosphere

Update 5/8/20: On May 6 and 7, 2020, employees, nursing home residents, and assisted living tenants (unless refused by the individual) were tested for COVID-19. The tests were received from LabCorp (a private company referred to us through the Iowa Department of Public Health). Our staff, with assistance from Winneshiek County Public Health, conducted the testing. Test results are anticipated to take approximately 72 hours. Test results will be shared as soon as possible with the individual and/or their responsible party.

Prior to the testing, we had two employees test positive (both employees self-isolated and have since been released to return to work). We also had 8 employees and 3 residents (asymptomatic) that were tested by their medical provider for various reasons. All tested negative.

“With guidance from our exceptional local and state-level professionals, we were able to obtain testing for our employees, residents, and tenants. Our top priority has, and will continue to be, the health and welfare of our residents, tenants, their families, and our dedicated and selfless employees.” -- Laurie Kreul, C.E.O.

Update 4/24/20:  On April 23, 2020, a case of COVID-19, the illness resulting from the novel coronavirus, was diagnosed in an employee of the Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah, IA. The staff member is currently quarantined. We have notified Winneshiek County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health as required, and are following facility procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Iowa Department of Public Health. We are taking steps, as recommended by authorities, to prevent spread of the virus. We want to reassure residents, tenants, families, staff, and the community that we are taking every possible precaution to keep people safe. 

Update 3/18/2020:  Video-chatting not your cup of tea? Another communication option is to "Send-A-Card" via our website, or send an Email message to your loved one via our social workers ( for the nursing home, for the assisted living). Thanks!

Update 3/17/2020:  We currently have several options available to video-chat with residents. If interested, please contact Mandy between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday to set up a time and date at (563) 382-8787.

Update as of 3/12/2020:  All outside visitors and group activities are suspended effective immediately. It has been determined, by the IDPH regarding COVID-19 precautions, that we restrict visitation at this time. The well-being of our residents and tenants is our top priority. Family members are welcome to contact us directly at (563) 382-8787 to make alternate communication plans. Thank you for your cooperation, we are continuing to monitor this situation and will provide updates with any changes. These updates are also posted on our Facebook page.





Phase 1 of our 2-phase construction project, the building of the Barthell Bluffs townhomes, is complete! Located in a quiet neighborhood overlooking scenic Decorah, Units are now available for occupancy! See more information and take a virtual tour here.



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Grace in this season of life

Joy in the little things

Hope in times of uncertainty &

Comfort as people transition from independence to support

By providing loving care to those we call our family.

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