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Bear Creek Rehab


About Us

About Us

Brooklyn Community Estate is a skilled nursing facility dedicated to providing superior standards of care in services for the aging. We are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of each resident and creating an environment where residents can encounter solace of life, experience wellness in body and in spirit and construct meaningful relationships with others. We are guided in our endeavors by the humanity, compassion, and intellect of an interdisciplinary team of professionals.

Founded in 1966, we have provided quality services to customers in Poweshiek and surrounding counties for the past 50+ years.  Our ability to retain key staff members in the administrator, director of nursing, assistant director of nursing, social worker, activity coordinator, dietary supervisor, housekeeping, bookkeeping and maintenance supervisor positions have allowed the facility to fine tune the delivery of quality and compassionate care to our residents and community.

Our Staff

Shane Sissel
Owner Administrator & Social Worker MSW LNHA
Susan Sissel
Leslie Kirkpatrick
Business Office & Human Resource Manager
Christina Kasal
Director of Nursing
Tiffany Schafbuch
Activity Director
Robert Hall
Maintenance Manager
Andrea DeVilder
Dietary Manager
Candace Kriegel
Assistant Director of Nursing
April Ahrens
Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor
Brian Heineman
DO, Medical Director
Cathy Essick
Director of Marketing

Our Facility

Offering a range of amenities and
we offer a warm
atmosphere and facilities that our
residents are pleased to call home.

More Living Options

Originally built in 1966 with an extension completed in 1994, Brooklyn Community Estate offers 60 beds across three different wings (North, Middle and East) with both private and semi-private rooms. Room types are as follows:

15 large private rooms with private bathrooms

21 small private rooms

12 semi-private rooms (24 beds)

Contact us today to discuss availability or to schedule a tour.

An open-space dining area with expansive windows and plenty of room for socializing over meals is right off the entrance of Brooklyn Community Estate. The chef posts daily menus and stocks the counters with nutritious snacks for anytime eating.
Mealtime visitors are welcome!

Whether catching up on news, gazing out the front lawn, singing Christmas carols by the fireplace or simply socializing with friends on recliners, the recreation room is our main locale for events and activities. See our gallery for more photos.

Offering multiple exercise machines and complete rehabilitation services, physical fitness is only a few steps away. Don’t forget to visit Bear Creek Rehab for more information.

National Quality Award Program

Recipient of the 2019 Bronze National Quality Award.

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long-term care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program:

Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management

The program has three progressive step levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Facilities must achieve an award at each level to progress to the next.

  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of our residents and staff.

  • Be aware of any infection precautions that may be in place

  • Wash your hands before coming into contact with residents

  • If you have a viral or bacterial infection, please contact the nursing staff before entering resident rooms

  • Use the facilities mailing address to send mail and packages to residents