Enriching lives through quality services and Christian care

Leave A Legacy

Continuum of Care Communities

A complete spectrum of options just for you with priority admission and easy transitions to all of our communities.


Independent Living

Two unique communities with a focus on freedom…freedom from everyday home maintenance, and freedom to experience an active lifestyle filled with friendships.

Join our continuing care community in a beautiful townhouse or apartment.

Full length portrait of modern senior couple using laptop while sitting with dog on couch at home

In-Home Care

Our history of quality, Christian services now extends into your home. Bartels is at your service with a variety of options tailored to your individual needs.

Now offering medical equipment lending and a monthly foot spa!



Community of care, support and encouragement to make you feel at home on your way to recovery and to assist in your transition home.


Assisted Living

Independence you want with the companionship and reassurance of 24/7 assistance in an experienced continuing care facility. 

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Memory Care

Dedicated centers of care for those with memory care needs at any level with an emphasis on each person’s health, quality of life and well-being.

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Nursing Care

Welcoming, comfortable community designed for dignified living with supportive health care services with a focus on enriching your quality of life.


Work at Bartels

A competitive wage and benefits package, and beautiful facilities on a 20-acre campus. For those wanting to start a new career as a certified nurse aide, we will train you. Work in a supportive, family-oriented environment where you feel appreciated!

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community offers excellent career opportunities in nursing care and support services.


News & Activities

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Update – May 7, 2021

Dear residents, staff, families and supporters, As we progress through the pandemic, there continue to be changes and updates to regulations. At this point, many of these come with questions instead of answers. There are many rules regarding those who are fully vaccinated and those who are not vaccinated. At the current time, there is…

New transit van with lift thanks to McCoy donation, grants

 Marketing and Development Coordinator Angie Daniels (left), Bartels President and CEO Paula Geise, Chaplain Mike Blair, Marge and Mike McCoy, Waverly Rotary Club representative Andrew Kahler, Northeastern Iowa Synod ELCA representative Rev. Mark Anderson, Bartels CEO Cindy Schake and Administrator Veronica Shea Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, recently purchased a new transit van with a…

Jenn Hansen recognized by Bartels co-workers for demonstrating HEART values

Jenn Hansen, RN, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community was recently recognized for demonstrating Bartels’ set of HEART values­ – Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork over the past three months. She was nominated by her co-worker, Brooke Holmes, RN and Assistant Director of Nursing, and Hansen was the winner of the Bartels HEART card drawing…

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