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Today, Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community is a progressive, not-for-profit Christian health care facility for more than 190 families.

Bartels offers a full range of services on a 20-acre campus: nursing care, skilled nursing and rehab, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, assisted living, and two communities of independent living.

With its Christian-based mission and “residents first” philosophy, Bartels gives residents peace of mind knowing they can move to a higher level of care when needed without having to leave the community they call home. Support services include a full-time chaplaincy program, music therapy, horticultural therapy, social work support, nutrition services, therapy services, housekeeping/laundry, maintenance, transportation, beauty/barber shop, weekly banking service and a full schedule of activities.

Our Residents

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community serves all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, handicap, vision or hearing impaired, or age, in compliance with CFR parts 80, 84 and 91.

More than 5,200 residents have been served since Bartels opened in 1954.


Our Affiliations

American and Iowa Associations of Homes and Services for the AgingLeading Age of IowaWhen you are searching for an aging-services provider, what matters most is that the direct caregiver is competent and compassionate. Visit Website

Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaA community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Visit Website

Lutheran Services of AmericaLutheran Services of AmericaAn alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, and their over 300 health and human service organizations. Visit Website

leave-a-legacy-iowa-logoLEAVE A LEGACY® IowaLEAVE A LEGACY® is a national campaign with a special effort here in Iowa to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to make planned gifts from their estates to their favorite charitable organizations and to help connect people with the specific charitable organizations that will help them fulfill their legacy. The goal of LEAVE A LEGACY® Iowa is to increase charitable giving to improve the quality of life for all those in Iowa.Visit Website


Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community is licensed by the State of Iowa and is Medicaid certified. We have approximately 250 employees and serve over 200 residents.