Barthell OES Home 1 911 Ridgewood Drive Decorah, IA 52101 Nursing Home Phone: 563-382-8787 Arlin Falck Assisted Living Phone: 563-387-3777 Website: www.barthelloeshome.com Email: [email protected] February 2014 Published by Barthell OES Home Co-Editors Mae Schmitt & Lori Steffen Hi and Happy 2014! I wish to update residents and families, our staff and the community about services we provide here on our campus at Barthell OES Home, Arlin Falck Assisted Living and our Independent Living Apartments. In 1991 The Mathilda A. Barthell Order of Eastern Star Home was reincorporated to the Barthell OES Home. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we are managed by a five member Board of Directors. We are licensed as a 46 bed intermediate care facility. On our campus we have six independent living apartments and 32 assisted living apartments. As a private pay facility, many think we are not competitive in our rates but we are very competitive in our rates in all of our facilities. We do accept short term stays in our nursing facility if we have availability. You are welcome to call and visit us at any time. Our Board of Directors is interviewing for a new Administrator for our facility and we look forward to meeting the applicants. We have remodeled our business office and administrator’s office these past few months, so come in and see our changes. As many of you know we could not operate our home without our staff; they do an excellent job taking care of our residents. We so enjoyed all the visitors over the holidays, family and friends, and many carolers. We are blessed to have such a great support of our community here in Decorah. Sylvia L. Steine Provisional Administrator The nursing department has been busy the past few months implementing the electronic medical computer program, Point Click Care. It has been a group effort as we learn together. I am proud of the Nurses and Certified Nurse Aides as we continue to provide excellent care to our residents. We are contracted with Winneshiek Medical Center Rehab Department to provide physical therapy, occupational & speech therapy, and the therapists come to Barthell OES Home. We have a physical therapy room with various types of weights and equipment, parallel bars, nu-step and therapy bed to enable staff to provide therapy programs as directed by the therapists. We offer an afternoon group exercise program every day for residents to gently exercise before supper. Alison Bishop RN Director of Nursing I am Mary Holthaus, the Eastern Star dietary supervisor. We have had a very busy winter season. Serving meals and cookies to our residents has been a pleasure over the holidays. The kitchen staff and I want to thank the Barthell Eastern Star Board for the purchase of our new stove. It has made the cook’s job easier. Everyone is always welcome to come and have a meal with our residents. Call ahead, if possible, and ask for the dietary staff in the kitchen to inform us as to the date, time, and the number of guests to expect for the meal. We are all looking forward to Spring. 2 HAPPY BIRTHDAY RESIDENTS OF THE NURSING HOME Top: Marion Gabrielsen, Doris Malek & Family, Mary Berry Left: Hattie Hauber Right: Roger Moellers Below: Nelle Donlon, Helene Spelhaug, Esther Grinna, Charlotte Vik, & Ted Jacobsen ASSISTED LIVING Top: Iona Crawford, Janet Lambert, Mae Brynsaas Below: Phyllis Thompson, Marilyn Eittreim, Roger Halse, Fred Boettcher 3 Top: Our residents enjoyed the auction. Below: Bill and Mary Timmerman celebrated 63 years of wedding bliss. Daryl Henning gave a program on Norwegian American Architecture. Larry Reis talked about winter in northeast Iowa and the winter birds. The residents made bird nests. We had a wonderful time with our friends from Sunflower. Ellen Drewes Stoen stopped by to show off their newest addition. 4 HO, HO, HO MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! EVERYONE LOVES CHRISTMAS! 5 6 Theme: “Keeping the home fires burning for decades.” Here are some of our employees trying to get warm by the fireplace made by Megan for the Christmas Parade. Below: Thank you to the Whitsitt Family and to all the carolers who stopped by. Above: Decorah High School Band came to perform for us and meet some of the residents. Below: Decorah High School 9th grade Choir Below left: Friends from Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church came to share the joy of Christmas songs. Below right: We had music with Raymundo. MEMORIALS SINCE OUR LAST NEWSLETTER IN MEMORY OF VERNELLE DOSTAL W.A. DOSTAL DENNIS AND MARY ANN ROSENDAHL JACK AND MARY JO SCHMITT TOM AND MAE SCHMITT BRIAN AND KATHY FLEMING STEVE AND BRENDA SCHMITT DARRIN AND ANGIE REDMOND BRYAN AND HEIDI WORMLEY CLAIR AND SYLVIA STEINE KEN AND MARY TIMMERMAN AMY RUE ALICE WILBUR MAE BRYNSAAS BARB GAVLE KENT AND ALI BISHOP PAUL TIMLIN NELLE DONLON VERNELLE GOSSMAN SHARON DREW MARGARET USGAARD JANET LAMBERT LINCOLN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS ORG. RUTH FRANZEN GERALD AND ELSA FOLSTAD DON AND MARTHA HANSON LEON EINCK DONNA BROADBENT VICKI HOLLAND HELEN PINTER JACK AND JOYCE ZOULEK CATHERINE AND JIM BALK DUANE AND JOANN WURZER ROSEMARY ANDERA DARLENE KUENNEN LARRY AND JUDY DESLOOVER JACK AND ANN HEROLD DARLYS RAUSCH DAVID AND DONNA KARNIK ALICE MEYER ALFRED AND ARLENE SCHMITT VIOLA PITZENBERGER LUKE AND MARY REICKS PETE AND MARGE MEYER ART AND BETH PERRY KEN AND SUE KEUNE MARV AND BECKY SMITH MARK AND KATHY TIMLIN KEITH JIRAK BOB AND JOAN TUPY ROSEMARY KNOX KEN KRIENER KEN AND MARY DIETZENBACH SYLVESTER CAROLAN PHYLLIS FALDET TIM AND SHARON BAHR SCOTT AND LINDA KIRKEBERG ERNIE AND LANA SCHMITT DAVE AND NANCY HAGEMAN GARY AND SALLY COLE DAVE AND LORI STEFFEN MARY HOLTHAUS SHIRLEY RIHA ANITA AND DON SCHANTZ RANDY AND LINDA ALBER KENT AND ALI BISHOP MARGARET USGAARD ALICE WILBUR HELEN GRIMES GLENN AND RUTH REMMEN DAVE AND GARLAND MOORE HUBER LENNON DORIS BOYLE PAUL AND ROSEMARY TIMLIN JANICE AND LAVERN SCHMITT NORMAN AND CAROL OBERHEW FRANCIS AND SUE BEST HENRY AND BETTY BEST WELDON AND ELLEN BELL DEE AND LYNDA WILES LORETTA BACHELDER IN MEMORY OF DORA MOHLIS A&J PETERSBURG AGENCY ADRIENNE COFFEEN JOE AND ANN GRIMSTAD VICKI HOLLAND MARILYN HOLLAND LORETTA BACHELDER DONNA BROADBENT JOE AND JAMIE GAVLE BRUCE AND BETTY SCHUMAN GLENN AND RUTH REMMEN NELLE DONLON PHYLLIS FALDET WAYNE AND SHIRLEY DARRINGTON MARGARET USGAARD JUDITH MIKKELSEN MARY LYNCH BARB GAVLE CY AND RAMONA NELSON JOANN VOLTMER KENT AND ALI BISHOP SHARON DREW CLAIR AND SYLVIA STEINE JANET LAMBERT MAE BRYNSAAS ALICE WILBUR MARILYN EITTREIM IN MEMORY OF STEVE REMMEN MARGARET USGAARD CLAIR AND SYLVIA STEINE TOM AND MAE SCHMITT IN MEMORY OF RICHARD HAVEL CLAIR AND SYLVIA STEINE SHARON DREW BARB GAVLE TOM AND MAE SCHMITT IN HONOR OF CHARLOTTE VIK KEN AND MARY TIMMERMAN IN MEMORY OF JULIA BOOTS MARY FRITZ IN MEMORY OF IONA FINHOLT DIANN SVENSON ALICE WILBUR MARILYN HOLLAND SHARON DREW MAE BRYNSAAS PAUL AND JOANNE HELLAND THOMAS AND LINDA JOHNSON KENT AND ALI BISHOP MARGARET USGAARD CLAIR AND SYLVIA STEINE TOM AND MAE SCHMITT GRACE PETERSON ORBELLA HALL 7 IN MEMORY OF MARGE SOLEM LYLE AND MARYBETH CARY IN MEMORY OF PAUL HARDY MARILYN HOLLAND VICKI HOLLAND IN MEMORY OF GLEN BARTH BRUCE AND BETTY SCHUMAN GIFTS AND DONATIONS GUTHRIE COUNTY STATE BANK CAROLYN MOTTLEY ELLEN BELL-EXXON MOBIL BARBARA GAVLE LOHRE FISHER MARGARET BATSCHELET NEW HAMPTON OES #75 SPRINGFIELD LUTHERAN WELCA WEST UNION PAST MATRONS JANICE FISHER BARBARA WELGOS PEARL CHAPTER #143 NEW HAMPTON PAST MATRONS SILVER CHAPTER #548 CEDAR FALLS CHAPTER #78 WINTERSET CHAPTER #180 ALGONA CHAPTER #68 BUENA VISTA CHAPTER #309 COINETTE CHAPTER #273 LINDEN CHAPTER 3482 ELLEN BELL-EXXON MOBILE EXODUS CHAPTER #313 TWIN CITY CHAPTER#258 GOOD WILL CHAPTER #537 LADY WASHINGTON CHAPTER #335 NORTH GATE CHAPTER #417 NEW HAMPTON CHAPTER#75 BURR OAK LUTHERAN CHURCH MOUNT AYR CHAPTER #356 LAMONT CHAPTER #472 MORNINGSIDE ROSE CROIX #502 EASTERN STAR CHAPTER #305 HAPPY JOES PIZZA MABES PIZZA PIZZA RANCH PIZZA QUILLINS DECORAH GREENHOUSE DECORAH BANK AND TRUST WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE THAT DONATED GREETINGS CARDS AND MAGAZINES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY OMISSIONS. Barthell O. E. S. Home 911 Ridgewood Drive Decorah, IA 52101 NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID DECORAH, IA PERMIT #180 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED The Grand Officers Christmas Program was fun for all!
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