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. Prior to admission to the Nursing Home, the admitting team will complete an assessment.

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

  • Long-term care

  • Rehabilitation (exercise programs and equipment; in-house staff can 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

  • Priority admission to other levels of care, including Assisted Living, Independent Living, and the Bluffs Townhomes

You are invited to visit the Home and take a tour - the staff and residents welcome you!