Nursing Home

Barthell O.E.S. Home was founded in 1969 in Decorah, Iowa. O.E.S. stands for Order of the Eastern Star. We are a 46-bed Nursing Facility, licensed by the State of Iowa. We are a comfortable and caring nursing home with a family-like atmosphere, in scenic Northeast Iowa. We accept private funds and long-term care insurance. Prices are affordable and competitive in comparison to other facilities. You are invited to visit the Home and take a tour - the staff and residents welcome you!

Barthell O.E.S. Home offers the following services on its campus:

  • Long-term care

  • Rehabilitation (exercise programs and equipment; in-house Restorative Nursing Aide is on staff to provide individualized restorative programs at no extra cost)

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies

  • Care for those with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and other cognitive impairment

  • Wound care

  • Hospice services

  • Regular activities

  • Meals and snacks, special diets

  • Religious services provided by area clergy

  • Beautician services in a salon atmosphere

  • Transportation to medical appointments in Decorah (wheelchair-accessible van and bus available)

  • Location minutes from Winneshiek Medical Center Hospital and Clinic, and Gundersen Clinic

  • Nursing staff on duty 24 hours per day

  • Laundry services daily

Prior to nursing home admission, these requirements must be met:

  1. Pre-admission assessment from our admission team

  2. Current History & Physical from the resident's physician (within the last 30 days)

  3. Negative TB test