Memory Care at

Evergreen Arbor & Aspen Cottage

Each location offers unique designs to support people with early stages of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias.


Evergreen Arbor is a spaciousnurturing home designed to give residents the freedom to safely explore on their own, join in familiar activities or relax at their leisure.

Our emphasis is on promoting an activeindependent life-style, with supportive nursing care.

Evergreen Arbor Amenities

24-Hour Health Care – Evergreen Arbor is a licensed, dementia-specific program with an emphasis on each person’s health, quality of life and well-being. Our care team members are attuned to the feelings, frustrations and behaviors persons with dementia display. We understand that anxiousness or agitation can signal an underlying health issue or unmet need which needs to be addressed.

  • Registered nurse
  • Activity specialist
  • Environmental services staff
  • Health assessments
  • Certified nurse aides
  • Music therapist
  • Psychiatrist visits
  • Pharmacist reviews of all medications every 30 days
  • Social worker
  • Dietary staff
  • Primary physician visits
  • Free transportation to local medical appointments

Creative Activities

An activity specialist works full time in Evergreen Arbor coordinating stimulating activities adapted to meet individual skill levels and interests. Activities emphasize familiar tasks, such as cooking, exercising, storytelling and reminiscing. Our music therapist leads music activities with familiar songs, dance movements and rhythm sessions to stimulate the senses.

The Bartels chaplain leads Sunday morning worship services, weekly Bible story sessions at Evergreen Arbor and visits regularly with residents . Evergreen Arbor residents and their families are invited to join in community-wide events and special outings, such as rides in the country, birthday parties and special events.

Safe at Home

Evergreen Arbor has 22 private rooms, four semi-private rooms, and spacious common areas for dining and socializing. Family members are encouraged to decorate the resident room with familiar items from home—a favorite chair, family mementos and other accessories—to help the resident feel more comfortable and at ease.

Special features are found throughout Evergreen Arbor to enhance safety and independence for those with dementia and accommodate family visits:

  • Keypad exit security system
  • Large and small dining rooms
  • Carpeted indoor walking path
  • Safe serving kitchen
  • Personalized shadowbox at each room
  • Fireplace lounge
  • TV/activity lounge
  • Secured outdoor courtyards
  • Beauty Shop / Droste Ice Cream Den nearby
Aspen resident



Aspen Cottage is uniquely designed to support people with early stages of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. Created to look and feel like a home with shared activity areas in the kitchen, dining, living room and outside terrace, residents will have the freedom to safely interact with family and friends. Programming will encourage independence, with a commitment to physical, social, spiritual and emotional wellness, while accommodating individual needs. Our approach will recognize and foster those values that every human cherishes; dignity, respect, love and privacy. Above all, Aspen Cottage is a place where residents will thrive, feel valued and at peace.

Caregivers spend quality time with residents and their families. Residents and the household care team get together to plan activities, holiday celebrations, and other events. Care team members get to know residents—and their preferences—very well. These bonds make a difference for residents and families.

Aspen Cottage

  • A place to sleep and keep your belongings – a bedroom to personalize.
  • A place for personal care– a private bathroom.
  • A place to share snacks and conversation – a kitchen.
  • A place to socialize – a Great Room; common spaces to encourage interaction between residents and staff.


  • Individual Suites with Private Baths
  • Trained Staff Available 24 Hours a Day
  • Secured Courtyard
  • Attractive Dining & Spacious Great Room
  • Daily Activities
  • Pet Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Beauty Shop/Spa
  • Three Daily Meals
  • Secured Entrance
  • Transportation to Local Destinations
  • Wellness Program
  • Personal Laundry Service

Partners in Care

We offer three assisted living service plans so you can get the amount of services you need for one all-inclusive monthly fee. You also have the option of purchasing additional services, if desired.

Our experienced staff works with you and your family to select the level of service to best meet your needs. Your monthly fee is based on apartment size and service plan. No buy-in or lease is required.

We provide transportation, housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance. Personal laundry and flat linen services are available weekly for personal laundry and bi-weekly for flat linen services. Each floor has a laundry room with a washer, dryer, deep sink, ironing board and plenty of counter space. Laundry services are included at ALL levels of care and are done on an individual basis by the staff.

Memory Care Services

The Social Services Department assists residents in making the transition to their new home at Bartels. The social worker seeks resident and family input and works with other members of the health care team to develop a comprehensive plan of care for each resident, with measurable goals and treatments.

Laundry Service
Laundry services are available seven days a week. A laundry bag and identification card are provided for your convenience so we can properly label clothing items. We ask that you not bring in clothes that need to be dry cleaned or hand washed.

Newspaper Delivery
Residents may subscribe to any newspaper, at their own expense. As a convenience to you, the three area papers listed in this section can be delivered directly to your door. You can subscribe to these newspapers; Waverly Democrat, Waterloo Courier or the Des Moines Register.

Beauty/Barber Shop
Full beauty shop and barber services are available at two locations to serve Bartels residents. Nursing staff can assist you in making an appointment. Gift certificates can be purchased at the Bartels front desk or at the beauty shop. The resident is responsible for payment.

Bartels has a wheelchair-accessible bus and a mini-van to take residents on scheduled outings and to medical appointments. To avoid scheduling conflicts, please consult with the scheduling coordinator before making any appointments.

Dry Cleaning Service
A drop-off/pick-up site for dry cleaning is available by the Eichhorn Haus lobby. Deliveries and pick ups are made Mondays and Thursdays. Instructions are posted. This service is at the resident’s expense.

Do you still have questions? Are you not sure if Evergreen Arbor or Aspen Cottage is right for you or your loved one? Click here to contact us and one of our caring representatives will be in touch you to answer any of your questions or concerns.

A copy of the occupancy agreement is available to all persons upon request.