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 for a 2nd time for taking such good care of XXXX. He is in no more pain. We are grateful to all of you, you always go “above and beyond” to be helpful to your resients and their families. Keep up the wonderful work!

Carol C.

Manly Specialty Care

Thank you for the care you provided for our mom and for the support that you have shown our family. Our mom dearly loved Raelyn and Lori, and we found comfort in the words of Deb, Darci, Brenda, and Beth. You are all very special people.

Jody K and Dan W.

Hospice Care

The nurses are very good to us. Everybody seems friendly and we get to meet new people that are enjoyable to talk with. Everything is very neat and clean. CNA’s are happy to wait on all of us. There is church three times a week and it’s nice to have that opportunity. I like that visitors are always welcome.

Dolores A.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

Mother’s Day will be here in less that a month and I’d like to “thank you” all again for your kind, compassionate, and loving care given to my mom while she was with you. It was a relief to know she was safe and well cared for plus treated so kindly. Also, thank you for your sweet care and kindness to me and the family. All much, much appreciated. Again, many, many thanks!

Judy B.

Chariton Specialty Care

Thank you to all of the staff who supported my grandmother for the 10 months she was cared for…were greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

Jennifer C.

Hospice Care

Thank you all so very much for everything, you all were so amazing with my mother and truly helped my family in our time of need.

Sheri S.

Sibley Specialty Care

I had four major surgeries at 2 different hospitals before going to Northcrest. Right away I met very helpful and nice people that made me feel comfortable and cared for. The nurse aides tended to every little thing I needed, as well as the nurses that changed by dressing and gave me med’s were absolutely fantastic. They explained what they were doing and why, while making me feel at home. The physical therapist were easy to work with, while they also made me want to exceed requirements. The people at Northcrest and Care Initiatives do really care. Hats off to all of you, job well done.

Kevin N.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

To everyone who took care of me - I had such special care. I will never forget how special you all are! Also had such fun times! Keep up the good work with everyone!

Koni O.

Chariton Specialty Care