For All of Life's Health Transitions

Care Initiatives is committed to providing quality transitional health care and serving Iowans with compassion, dignity and respect. Our services help care for Iowans in their time of need through rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, long term care and hospice care.
 

Our Mission

Improving quality of life for Iowans and their families during life's health transitions through compassionate individualized care.

Our Core Values

  • Commitment to continuously improve quality in everything we do.
  • Demonstrate compassion, integrity, respect and dignity in all interactions.
  • Compassionately serve others and their needs as defined by them.
  • Cultivate a culture of skill development and personal growth among all staff.
  • Recognize the power of teamwork to make effective, efficient and transparent decisions.
  • Commit to consistency and excellence in all processes.

Family Stories

We are grateful when family and residents feel compelled to share their great care experiences. Click on “Family Stories” to read more.

Thank you all for taking such good care of me during my stay. Each of you were so kind and patient with me and my family. Your kindness is truly appreciated. 

Dorothe C.

Lantern Park Specialty Care

The therapists were very professional, compassionate, and instrumental in strengthening and preparing our father to go home again. The nursing staff kept on top of all the medical needs our father needed during his recovery period here. They were very polite and kept us up to date with Dad’s medical progress. The nursing aids were kind, patient, and prompt with Dad’s personal needs and safety. 

Steve S.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

I was visiting my brother at your facility...I was very impressed. The staff, nurses, volunteer are supportive caring and dedicated. ....this is a shining example of how this type of facility needs to be run ...It is done is such a way that you show respect and a caring attitude about each member of the community. I want to extend my appreciation and thanks for a job well done. You are God's special blessing to lots of people.

John B.

LaPorte City Specialty Care

Thank you so very much for everything you did to care for XXXXX. Thank you also for the compassion you showed to me and my family during our final days with him. I don't know how I would have gotten through it without you all. XXXXX gave you some interesting days and you handled it with professionalism and compassion. I always felt respected. So many staff are now friends. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

Pam O.

Cherokee Specialty Care

I chose Dubuque Specialty Care because it was close to my house and I knew another person who lived there. They were happy with the care they were given. The staff here treat me excellent. I was so sick when I came, my medications had me so confused that I couldn’t walk. I was falling down all the time. Today, I enjoy going to bingo, music, manicures and meeting with the residents. I enjoy the food here, especially the roast beef with onions and cheese, the desserts, fresh fruit and the coffee. The atmosphere energizes me.

Mary Jo H.

Dubuque Specialty Care

Dear Erica,

On behalf of all of our family, I want to thank you and all the staff for the excellent care XXXX received during his time with you. Everyone was always so kind, loving, helpful, compassionate. I appreciate that I was called with reports of even the littlest things concerning his care and health. We trusted all of you to give your very best. 

Sincerely,

Linda S.

Corydon Specialty Care

I spent 3 weeks at NorthCrest in Jan 2018 recovering from major surgery. The following are my impressions of the facility. Physical building-the building was kept very clean, safe, and welcoming. The housekeeping staff seemed to be very thorough. The rooms are not large but were adequate for my needs. Food-the food was better than I expected in a nursing home environment. Staff-I cannot say enough nice things about the staff. Both nurses and CNA’s were excellent caretakers. Since returning home I have sung your praises everywhere!

James R.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

Words cannot express how wonderful the entire staff is. From the dietary, housekeeping, laundry, aides and nurses, you are so caring and thoughtful of your residents. Jerry thought highly of all of you.

Family of Jerry S.

Dunlap Specialty Care