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.

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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

This Month’s Activity Calendars

Update – July 1, 2022

Dear residents, staff, families and supporters, Covid update for 7/1/22: Bremer County is in substantial (orange) transmission with 21 positive tests in the past 7 days. Bartels currently has three Evergreen Arbor residents, one Linden Place resident, one Woodland Terrace second floor resident and two staff members who have tested positive for Covid. This particular…

Update – June 17, 2022

Dear residents, staff, families and supporters, During the last two Covid testing dates, we had three staff members test positive, but no residents on campus. Bremer County continues to be in the red, which determines how we operate within the long-term-care area. In Iowa, there are 54 counties in high transmission, 37 substantial and eight…

Update – May 25, 2022

Dear residents, staff, families and supporters, There continues to be pressure on nursing homes, as well as nursing home closures, due to not having enough caregivers to look after patients. There is intense competition for dietary, custodial, maintenance and nursing staff. It’s appropriately called a workforce crisis, which is not just limited to long-term care…

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