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…

Grateful Residents and Families Program recognizes Leah Bertram, Lexi Erdmann and Vickie Chesnut

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, recently recognized three employees through the Grateful Residents and Families program including Leah Bertram, Lexi Erdmann and Vickie Chesnut. They each received a gift of appreciation for going above and beyond and making a difference. Bartels residents, their families or co-workers can honor staff members by making a charitable donation…

Grateful Residents and Families Program recognizes 10 Bartels employees

Grateful Residents and Families Program recognizes 10 Bartels employees Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, recently recognized 10 employees through the Grateful Residents and Families program. Receiving a gift of appreciation for going above and beyond and making a difference include Emily Harter, Danielle Johnson, Elizabeth Pickar, Aurion Redding, Tori Batton, Sheena Blanchard, Abby Krueger, Kara…

Jennifer Schneiderman recognized by co-workers for demonstrating HEART values

Jennifer Schneiderman, restorative aide at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community was recently recognized for demonstrating Bartels’ new set of HEART values­ – Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork over the past three months. She was nominated by her co-worker, Robert Daleske, RN, and she was the winner of the Bartels HEART card drawing at the end…

Weekly Update – Dec. 18, 2020

Weekly Update – Dec. 18, 2020 Dear residents, families, staff and supporters, This week the positivity rate in Bremer County has dropped and today it is 10.5%. This had a great impact on testing results. No staff or residents tested positive! This is great news right before the holiday! Next week, Bartels will test staff…

Dan Brinkmann recognized by co-workers for demonstrating Bartels HEART values

“Rain or shine, warm or cold, Dan Brinkmann is always there to help with a smile on his face,” stated Chelsea Petersen, Director of Assisted Living and Bartels-at-Home Coordinator. Congratulations Dan Brinkmann for being the Bartels HEART card drawing winner for a $50 gift card! Dan received five Bartels HEART cards over the past three…

Three Bartels employees awarded Diercks Memorial Healthcare Scholarships

Three employees of Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community have been awarded loan assistance from the Diercks Memorial Healthcare Scholarship Fund. Recipients include Jessica Adelmund, RN, skilled coordinator, of Allison; Sheena Blanchard, RN, assistant director of nursing, of Nashua; and Amanda Dobbs, RN, BSN, director of nursing, of Waverly. The scholarship endowment in the Bartels Memorial Foundation…

Eisenach Village virtual tour – Colonnade-style townhome

Join us for a virtual tour of Eisenach Village Independent Living community featuring a Colonnade-style townhome…CLICK HERE!

Linden Place Assisted Living virtual tour

Join us for a virtual tour of Linden Place Assisted Living…CLICK HERE!

Dorothy Hertel grateful for caring staff at Linden Place and Bartels over three generations

Dorothy Hertel, 97, is a current resident of Linden Place Assisted Living (a part of Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community), Waverly, and has a family legacy with three generations calling Bartels home. Her grandmother, Frieda Droste, resided at Bartels in the original house and is pictured in one of the early photos from 1963. Dorothy fondly…

Linden Place Assisted Living celebrates 20th Anniversary

Linden Place Assisted Living, a part of the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The assisted living’s longevity is a testament to the caring environment and excellent services provided. The 20 years of experience offers the security of knowing Bartels mission of “enriching lives through quality services and Christian…

Bartels has new digital piano thanks to grant assistance and memorial donations

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, recently purchased a new Clavinova (digital piano). It is similar in styling to an acoustic piano, but with many features common to various keyboards including the ability to save and load songs and to connect to a computer via USB or wireless network. This new Clavinova will benefit over 200…

Father’s Day Parade set for Saturday, June 6

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, is planning a Father’s Day parade Saturday, June 6. All families and friends of residents at Bartels are encouraged to decorate their vehicle, create signs or drive a vehicle their loved one will recognize to drive by Bartels in a parade. Participants should line up in the Wartburg College parking…

Mother’s Day parade set for Saturday, May 9

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, is planning a Mother’s Day parade Saturday, May 9. All families and friends of residents at Bartels are encouraged to decorate their vehicle, create signs or drive a vehicle their loved one will recognize to drive by Bartels in a Waverly Police Department-led parade. Participants should line up in the…

Updates & Mother’s Day Parade Planned

UPDATE Dear Bartels Residents, Family Members and Supporters, As we continue the fight against COVID-19 and work to keep all the residents safe, I am thoughtfully and cautiously thinking through a few changes and upcoming events. My goal is to keep you informed along the way. • May 1, 2020 – Newspapers and mail will…

New Mentor Program initiated at Bartels

A new Mentor Program at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, kicked off 2020 for the nursing staff and will work to enhance the orientation process, improve staff retention, identify areas of improvement and provide staff members with essential information to perform job duties. Bartels’ mentors will strive to assist new and current employees achieve their…

Bartels to host career fair for current and prospective nurses and nursing assistants

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, is hosting a career fair for all nursing positions Thursday, March 26. All RNs, LPNs, CNAs, nursing students and individuals interested in becoming a CNA are welcome to attend and learn more about Bartels from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on March 26. In a recent…

Sara Sutton, RN, receives Diercks Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

Congratulations to Sara Sutton for being awarded the Diercks Memorial Healthcare Scholarship Loan Assistance award for the spring of 2020. Your dedication to Bartels’ residents and the field of nursing are exemplary! Thank you for your service to others and being a valued Bartels employee! The endowed scholarship and loan assistance fund of the Bartels…

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

The Good Shepherd Fund – Lend a helping hand to our residents who need additional funds to cover the full cost of their care. With your support, the Good Shepherd Fund will ensure our residents will have a home at Bartels, regardless of their ability to pay. The Good Shepherd Fund will mean different things to…

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