Ground-breaking for Eisenach Village, a 55+ Active Adult community located on 31 acres north of the Bartels campus, was held in 2009. Eisenach Village showcases architecturally appealing and thoughtfully designed homes with amenities to enhance a care-free lifestyle.
In 2010, Bartels received a historic charitable contribution for the expansion of Bartels Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, including the Fireside Room, which was completed in 2011.
Bartels once again recognized a need in the community for additional services and set to work to construct a unique Assisted Living Memory Care for those with the early stages of memory loss in a home-like atmosphere. Community support and capital campaign donors and pledges made this project a reality and Aspen Cottage opened in 2019. The community is designed to look and feel like a home with shared activity areas in the kitchen, dining, living room and outside terrace.
Respite was an added service in Aspen Cottage, allowing for a stay of a loved one and giving the caregiver a breather or break.
In 2021, new services including Almost Home, the Foot Spa, Equipment Lending Program and expansion of Bartels-At-Home came on the scene.
Almost Home services made its debut, offering transitional care between a patient’s skilled rehab stay and going home independently. It provides peace of mind in a safe setting with assistance if needed to make sure one is comfortable going home.
Bartels-At-Home continues to expand and is committed to providing quality, compassionate assistance in the safety, comfort and convenience of your home. Bartels assists individuals in maintaining the highest quality of life and health, enabling them to remain independent in their home. Services include transportation, housekeeping, meal prep and shopping, personal assistance of bathing, dressing, exercise, companionship, medication reminders and much more.
Bartels has opened a new Foot Spa, which is available to the public for ages 55 and older and wanting assistance caring for their feet. The 30-minute appointment is much more than a foot massage and includes a foot assessment, blood pressure and pulse check, warm foot soak, cleaning and clipping of toenails, filing and smoothing of rough edges, Dremel care and massage with lotion.
A new equipment lending program was also rolled out in 2021. This is a donation-based program for a variety of medical equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, knee scooters, bath benches, commodes and more. This is open to the public and Bartels residents.
The independent living community of Eisenach Village continues to grow and is in the final building stage with limited lots and homes available. This townhouse-style of living in a close-knit community for active adults has really hit a chord with many who are looking for a lifestyle of less work and more freedom.
The rich, solid and proactive history of Bartels has set it up to be successful in the future, along with the vision of the future by the current administration and board of directors. Bartels will continue to be a leader and on the cutting edge of senior living opportunities as retirement and senior living options evolve and change, all while sticking to the core values of the faith-based, non-profit organization.
Throughout Bartels history and into the future, the vision will be the same of engaging hearts, transforming lives and celebrating the strengths of seniors. Striving to build communities where individuals flourish in an environment where spirituality is nurtured and independence and joy are fostered.