New Senior Housing Development Brings 160 Years of Senior Living Experience to Bettendorf.

By Corrine McCallum | February 3, 2022

Architectural rendering of exterior patio area of Quartet Senior Living in Bettendorf, IA

DETROIT LAKES, MN, December 21, 2021 — Quartet Senior Living, a new senior living community consisting of 88 carefree living and assisted living units, and 32 memory care units, is expected to open in late April of this year. A partnership between Ecumen, a nonprofit organization with 160 years of experience and more than 40 senior living communities throughout the midwest, and Nelson Construction & Development, a real estate development and general construction company based in Des Moines, Iowa.

“We are excited to partner with Nelson Construction and Development to bring our mission of advocating for older adults by providing housing choices, compassionate health and innovative services to the Bettendorf community,” said Shelley Kendrick, President and CEO of Ecumen. “Quartet Senior Living will be a community where you choose what you need and want – from healthcare needs to amenities within Quartet Senior Living.”

Quartet Senior Living will offer a premium or standard version of apartments with a variety of floor plans. Premium apartments feature a full-size kitchen with quartz countertops, a glass mosaic subway backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Along with beautiful apartments, Quartet offers an amenity-rich community, including a club room, lounge, dining room, bistro, private dining room, wellness center, theater, salon and barber, art studio, outdoor dining, patios and walking paths.

Quartet’s Carefree Living is a lifestyle that’s free from home maintenance, filled with opportunities within an amenity-rich community. As needs change, older adults can add customized quality care within the same apartment. No need to move, our assisted living services come to you as you continue to enjoy our vibrant community.

Memory Care at Quartet delivers an enriching, supportive lifestyle with the security and compassion families want for their loved ones. At the heart of our Memory Care approach is the Ecumen-developed Awakenings™ program. Nationally recognized, this Memory Care program replaces sedating drugs with sensory stimulation, aromatherapy, massage, cooking, art therapy and more. Awakenings™ helps to “reawaken” many residents whose physical and cognitive abilities have been masked by inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs.

Not a cure, Awakenings™ is collaborative care that puts the resident at the center while combining the knowledge, experience and abilities of the professional care team, physicians, pharmacists, and those whose lives are entrusted to us and their loved ones. Through this program, we recognize and empower each person’s abilities. We honor the resident for the unique individual he or she is. The result of Awakenings™ is better lives for our residents.

“We are extremely excited to offer Bettendorf a senior living community that provides more than just an apartment. This community will be home for so many people, and a place where memories can be made,” said Kara Wolf, Executive Director of Quartet Senior Living.

Quartet Senior Living is located at 3150 Glenbrook Circle South, minutes from grocery shopping, restaurants and more. For more information, visit or call 563-265-0354 .

About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative technology and services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service is a reflection of a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include cooperative living, independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services, technology products and an online durable goods medical store. Ecumen is a recipient of the 2020 NRC Health Customer Approved Award, a reflection of resident and family member ratings.

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