Nursing Home

Barthell O.E.S. Home-85
Barthell OES Home was founded in 1969 in Decorah, Iowa. We are a 46-bed nursing facility, licensed by the State of Iowa. We are 100% private pay, and accept long-term care insurance. Our prices are affordable and competitive in comparison to other facilities. We are a comfortable and caring nursing home with a family-like atmosphere in scenic Northeast Iowa. You are invited to visit the Home and tour our facilities; the staff and residents will welcome you at any time!

Barthell OES Home offers:

  • Long-term care

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

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies

  • Dementia care

  • Wound care

  • Hospice services

  • Daily activities

  • Meals and snacks, meeting requirements for special diets

  • Religious services provided by area clergy

  • Beautician services (in-house beauty salons were recently renovated!)

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

  • Location minutes from Winneshiek Medical Center Hospital

  • Nursing staff on duty 24 hours per day

  • Laundry services daily (except dry cleaning)

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